I had been invited with other Dresden artists in
2004 to do an exhibition in the Hotel Elyssee.
This was a fine opportunity to sleep 5 Star plus and to do first sketches
of the city centre and in Hamburg Blankenese.
I went with Simone and Helen to Quedlinburg in the winter of 2003.
We investigated the harsh Harz Mountains and thus learnt more about
the nature of Caspar David Friedrich's art. At the moment this is
but a selection of three of the many images I drew there and coloured
in the evenings, mediatating on winter colours. Quedlinburg is famous
because of Lyonel Feininger, King Otto and Heinrich Himmler. What
a strange, beautiful and terrifying mixture.
The selection I have uploaded here is not strictly speaking dedicated
exclusively to travel pictures. It is a lucky bag of panoramic images
from Bohemia, Italy and then again there some images of Dresden -
for instance of the Zwinger Palace. The bridge shown here on the thumbnail
leads into Egon Schiele's beloved Bohemian haunt - the town of Cesky
Radebeul and surroundings. For about six years I had my studio on
Paradies Straße in Radebeul. Here are some watercolours and
oil paintings I did when I first arrived there, but also certain travel
sketches created closer to home - on the way to Meissen for instance
- just as in the preview image on the left.