Rainy Day at the Lakeside

There is a beautiful little village at the “Traunsee”, called “Traunkirchen”, which I like to visit all year round.

Although it’s very nice there in summer, when you enjoy the cool breeze from the cold lake, only on a rainy day you will find this kind of mystical atmosphere…

Beauty in the Detail

Whenever I go hiking I take my camera with me.

Sometimes I’m lucky to catch some beautiful details like these…

Purple Flowers

Since I got myself a macro lens for my camera I can’t stop taking pictures of all the lovely details of flowers and plants. These are my latest.

Ink Drawings

These drawings were done quickly with black drawing ink in a small sketchbook.
Often the sketches done without much effort are sometimes the ones which are most interesting…

 

 

Woodcut Still Life

I really love still lives. This woodcut was done combining some details of my sketches.
I liked some parts of the finished print so much that I also did some smaller prints on gift tags.

Still a Nice Still Life

When I found this old lino plate which I was not quite happy with, I decided to cut away as much as possible and leave only the basic objects of the still life on the plate.

Now I like it somehow better than before…

 

Wild Beauty of Nature

While I was walking around my favourite lake “Eibensee” near my home town today I took some pictures of the blooming nature.

These flowers might not be as colourful and lush like  tulips or roses, but they have their own wild beauty.

If you wonder about the bottle cap, this seems to be a remnant of someone’s picnic at the lake including typical Austrian beer…:-)

 

Best Nature Shots

I selected some of my nature shots to apply some changes in photoshop here and there.
What I like is to play around with slight changes in colour, light or background.

I also like to combine two pictures which are somehow related, like the picture of the lake and the foliage.