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Friday, September 18, 2009

Robert de LaSalle, Explorer of Mississippi River







As a boy I read practically all books about and over Indians
that I can found. Also books from Explorer that discover the
Missouri or Mississippi. I have think; let me see if I find
some nice pictures in the web over my heroes...
Link LaSalle

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Giovanni Segantini, Tower "Belvedere" by Maloja








I admire Giovanni Segantini much! A great painter, great symbolist. Segantini
lived and worked at Maloja in the Upper Engadin/Switzerland. His studio in Maloja
can be visited and is a little and fine museum. Directly behind the Segantinistudio
it is the tower "Belvedere", a project that Segantini has designed for a count and
that never was terminated from financial problems. From the tower place there is
one marvelous view down in the Bergell valley to Chiavenna Italy.
Giovanni Segantini.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Najade


A pencil drawing that I have done for one of my oilpaintings.
This painting of a maori warrior that races down on his surfboard
an enormous wave becomes attacks by a Najade.
I post the painting later here...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Old illustrations of Arabian...





Sometimes, when I search for references in Google, I find some of this
old book illustrations like this. I love this old illustration style.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sketch from the Upper Engadin




Each day one sketch in my holydays, I have promise me.
This I have done last year. This beautyful mountain you can see
by Maloja in the Upper Engadin. Draw near the Tower "Belvedere"
that Giovanni Segantini has designed. The church tower is in the lower
Bergell before Chiavenna in Italy. The mountain cabin by "Isola".

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Leonhard Euler", my stamp for the Swiss Post


Two years ago I have created the Leonhard Euler stamp for the Post of
Switzerland. Euler was an mathematical genius, born in Basel, 15. April 1707.
Most of his lifetime he has spend in St.Petersburg in Russia.
Read his very interesting bio here.
Copyright by Die Schweizerische Post/Post of Switzerland