Water Song

“Water Song” liquitex acrylic on canvas Size:34 x 44″ art for sale
The quality and the feeling of a painting on canvas is not quite captured on a flat computer screen and I do not use glossy protective varnish only flat medium, but the colours are very close to the real painting
Full moon and all the stories around it.
It is the first full moon in 2017 and he (she, it) really shows of his coolness and the power over us on earth.
We arthritis sufferers getting a double whammy, the cold winter temperature and the full glare at night but then again the light through the windows means one does not have to turn the light on for the nightly walks around the house to get the stiffness out of the bones.
I look at the colourful reflection on the water or more in the water and wonder what it reveals deep down on the ocean floor. Does the moon keep the creatures from the dark zone awake as well, or if we would sit in a boat right now, could we see all the garbage we throw into the waters ,because we creatures above the waters are thinking the ocean is an endless pit for hiding our junk?
Not a good thought, so I better keep on walking and enjoy the Moonbeam in Mill Bay
Photo by Konrad S Rettich

Is it really Friday the 13th?2017?

Friday the 13th – bad luck day, Females of course are blamed for it, ( what else is new)  Friday the 13th; the day when Adam suppose to have taken the apple from Eve , I say it’s his fault – why did he take it! Friday the 13th: They did not even had a pen to mark it on the calendar at that time, so who invented that story, the male of course! Ha ha; just some fun here

“Apples falling”   8 x8″ on canvas ready to hang  art for sale

“Apples and .. lemons ” 0il on canvas 18 x 24″   art for sale

“apple and Orange” art for sale  acrylic on canvas 24 x 18″

The quality and the feeling of a painting on canvas is not quite captured on a flat computer screen and  I do not use glossy protective varnish only flat medium, but the colours are very close to the real painting

 

 

 

 

 

2017, it has arrived

Soon or later one has to admit the year has landed. It came with a real grip of winter, I think we all did not expect that, but here it is Canadian landscape under snow and ice.

I have a very special photo from my son George Rettich to show to the world.

Porcupine River in the Kootenay

Ice with a lacy collar

I stay by the ocean and paint my first painting of the year in a large form

(just to beat the impact of the weather)

” Blue beyond blue”  35 x 65 ”  ready to hang  acrylic on hand stretched cotton canvas  art for sale 

The quality and the feeling of a painting on canvas is not quite captured on a flat computer screen and  I do not use glossy protective varnish only flat medium, but the colours are very close to the real painting

 

 

 

OH BABY – IT IS COLD OUTSIDE

We should never say ” we do not get the real winters anymore” well here it is. Of course I did not finish my fall cleanup in the garden , it is always time to do it in early spring – well now the potted plants are no more.

Potted plant

Winter in Nunavut

Ice – winter

Art for sale 

The quality and the feeling of a painting on canvas is not quite captured on a flat computer screen and  I do not use glossy protective varnish only flat medium, but the colours are very close to the real painting

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a seagull story

I remember laying on the beach and dreaming about nothing , the seagulls above me playing in the breeze. Through my half closed eyes I just saw the birds as shapes moving with the wind. This image stayed in my mind and only now I took my brush and painted the scene.

A strong abstract underpainting was done first and then over painted to make the birds feel right into your face- feeling.

Ready to hang needs no frame

The quality and the feeling of a painting on canvas is not quite captured on a flat computer screen and  I do not use glossy protective varnish only flat medium, but the colours are very close the real painting

 

Up close and play

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The morning after

The morning after

Somewhere in the Bible it says – “ ES IST VOLLBRACHT” ( IT IS FINISHED)

That is the way I feel, now let us make the best of it, we live in a democracy and have to accept the Peoples vote.

( and please do not do what we did since these words were written down){ going towards doomsday if we do not smarten up}

We will persevere.

Think about art, it survived so many changes and trends and here we are – the struggle for new ideas is never-ending.

Sometimes it is for the better and sometimes we just get over it and keep on surging

 

REFORM;  FROM WHERE;   SOON;  NOW

 

artwork for sale only in a set of 4, inquire

 

Dream On

The dream in the sand I had a dream I wrote him in the sand. I told the wind of my dream but the wind brought the sea to the beach, where my dream was written. The sea accompanied by the wind did not see what was written in the sand because the sea took his hand with the dream which was written in the sand. I wasn’t scared when the sea was back in its cradle because I wrote my dream in the sand again.

Antonio Quattroventisummerwind

Canada buys art

 

As a German educated immigrant I was used to appreciating modern art , we always had some kind of art education in  school, I met many active artists on the Island of Sylt where I grew up, had to sit as a model in the dunes or by the dike – lots of fun.

Tourists bought bundles of paintings to take home as souvenir. just a way of life – Kunst gehoert zum Leben, (art and life is one)

after 60 years in Canada and half of that as a painter most of my modern – abstract art was sold to the US or Europe.

but hurrah – twice in one month the address is Canada! and both had the abstraction from music, how interesting.

Music to my ears

variation on a theme #1

 

 

 

 

I think we should have a little fun

Abstract Painting

I think we should have a little fun exercise,

What I understand, you came here to explore the abstracts a bit more,

We will start today with some amazing small stuff

Just practice, calm your mind, bring more clarity, and infuse yourself with greater nothingness  but the ultimate goal isn’t seeking or clinging to peace; calming the mind is just one part of the story. The purpose of this exercise isn’t to put an end to the activity of mind, that would be impossible anyway – But for us normal thinking Westerners we just pick what we need out of it.

Simplicity – peace – and coming from your inner mind   –   comfort zone

Make sense – well try it

1 string,3 brushes, 4 colour,  7 brushstrokes