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

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

for more information on where to buy urettich@gmail.com or https://www.artailer.ca/users/my_account

https://www.saatchiart.com/ursulaerettich

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

Take a folding chair

How to write a good blog – “don’t bore anybody”, so do I write the blog or am I dictated by what someone wants to read?

Same with painting do I paint what is “in”? Or do I paint what is me?

Is the consumer so insular – narrow-minded? I cannot believe that.

( google is full of ideas “how to write a blog)

We would have never found new ways of expressing our selves; no abstract paintings would ever have seen the light.

I am sometime fascinated by old quotes – so here is one:

You can travel the world but people are alike where ever you live ;

or this one: I like the sentence from “Shirley Chisholm” When they don’t give you a chair by the table – take a folding chair”, love it,

{Shirley Chisholm? Black lady, run for president 1972)

 TITLE:    JUST BECAUSE

 

buy art and be happy

 

 

Knock Knock

who is there?

I am the flicker

So – what do you have to bicker ?

A flicker makes himself known to his mate by knocking on anything that echos the sound,if it means to tear up a cedar shingle roof ,so be it , he is in need of companionship. (aren’t we all?)

It can be a bit of a nuisance but he is so beautiful to look at

flickering-selfie

available here

And then there is art

 

This morning we had a very artsy morning sunrise, I would never be able to paint this, the colours are incredible so much pink and purple I would get so frustrated to copy the mood of that moment; by nighttime I would still stand at the easel and mess around with paint and nothing says what I felt in the morning. The world is full of endless tries and millions of photos of sunsets and sunrises, so I better stay away from it and work on bringing nature out in my abstract work,

Yes- abstract what does it really mean: Wikipedia says: Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.[

I say: abstract art does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, textures and most of all my love for colour.

I do not know where it comes from. The word of external is the key word, abstract has to come from within, be yourself, never mind if the critics say: my Kid can do that, well we abstract painters are painting with the Inner Child, many painters tried it and failed, because one has to let go and give what you feel, never mind the consequences of not being understood.

Be open to what is not visible.

 

Seatocanvas Studio, Mill Bay

 

 

Clouds in the sky

sitting on our sundeck -, well not at the moment it is raining  but here are some shapes of clouds seen from the sundeck:

crazy – wild and wonderful

greeting cloud  cloud waitingrain main

cloud # 5

cloud #12

cloud #14