Rapeseed Plant (Brassica napus)

Rapeseed Plant (Michael Liebhaber, 2014, watercolor, 4x6")

Rapeseed Plant (Michael Liebhaber, 2014, watercolor, 4x6")

Rapeseed Plant (Michael Liebhaber, 2014, watercolor, 4×6″)


A beautiful, bright yellow plant with lots of pollen. Seeds from the Rapeseed Plant are crushed to make vegetable oil (e.g., Canola Oil).

Cool. I got a selfie with Buddha.

Me and Buddha at the Japanese Gardens in Kaiserslautern, DE.

Me and Buddha at the Japanese Gardens in Kaiserslautern, DE.

Me and Buddha at the Japanese Gardens in Kaiserslautern, DE.


Look for some paintings from my trip to the garden.

Bad Durkheim – Winter Garb

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No drawing today.
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Multilingual watercolor Christmas Cards with scenes from Germany

Winter scene near Trippstadt (Michael Liebhaber, watercolor, 2013)

Cards for Christmas 2013 in English, German, and Spanish

Please click to see all of the options

Winter scene near Trippstadt (Michael Liebhaber, watercolor, 2013)

Winter scene near Trippstadt (Michael Liebhaber, watercolor, 2013)

 

Breaking news: Cat falls asleep

Late afternoon at the Mill (Michael Liebhaber, watercolor, 10x7in. 2013)

Went to Tom and Jana’s house to draw Elvis 2, the cat. He fell asleep on my lap so all I got was this garden scene.

Late afternoon at the Mill (Michael Liebhaber, watercolor, 10x7in. 2013)

Spinnrädl Restaurant – A Favorite

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I am putting together a show of my iPad digital sketches of old Kaiserslaltern, Germany. The Spinnrädl Restaurant is one my favorite iPad paintings, and places to eat. That’s me in front of it a couple of days ago, and my painting to the right.

The original photo that I worked from is below. It was taken by Peter Turgetto of the Kaiserslautern Media Center (which he founded) sometime in the late 1930s (best guess). Spinnrädl is one of the older buildings in Kaiserslautern, however, the building with the archway in the original photo was even older. Unfortunately, it was demoloshed to make room for a (tacky) new building.

Spinnrädl Wine Bar, Pub, and Restaurant: Schillerstraße 1;   http://www.spinnraedl.de

    

 

Frankenstein’s Castle

Burg Frankenstein (in Rheinland-Pfalz), Watercolor, 7x5in., 2012, M.J.Liebhaber

Burg Frankenstein (in Rheinland-Pfalz), Watercolor, 7x5in., 2012, M.J.Liebhaber

Winter, Trippstadt, Germany

Winter Scene Near Trippstadt [M.J. Liebhaber, Watercolor, 8x7in, 2012]

Winter Scene Near Trippstadt [M.J. Liebhaber, Watercolor, 8x7in, 2012]

 

Don’t give a damn about my reputation

memory process

I’m working on a new project. Painting Kaiserslautern on my new iPad. I’m stoked.

Reputation?  Google Joan Jett.

I just finished painting the city of Landstuhl

Landstuhl City Gate

… and boy are my arms tired.

The series is on my website.  Click here to go directly to the Landstuhl Series, or just step through the gate.

Landstuhl City Gate

Landstuhl City Gate, Watercolor & Ink, 7×5″