Travel Watercolor: Venetian Port, Chania, Crete

Venetian Port, Chania, Crete (Watercolor & Ink, © M. Liebhaber, 2014)

Travel Watercolor: Scene at the Venetian Port in Chania, Crete, Greece.
The day was sunny and hot, the water, clear and cool.

Venetian Port, Chania, Crete (Watercolor & Ink, © M. Liebhaber, 2014)

Venetian Port, Chania, Crete (Watercolor & Ink, © M. Liebhaber, 2014)

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.

Ski Austria

Zeller See (Lake Zell) Austria (Michael Liebhaber, digital-iPad, 2014)

On a ski trip in Kaprun, Austria. I’m not skiing, just drawing. This is a view of Zeller See (Lake Zell) in Zell am See, the “big” town nearby Kaprun. Mountain drawing tomorrow? We’ll see! Will I ski tomorrow!!!

Zeller See (Lake Zell) Austria (Michael Liebhaber, digital-iPad, 2014)

Zeller See (Lake Zell) Austria (Michael Liebhaber, digital-iPad, 2014)

 

 

On the road – Pendleton, Oregon

Pendleton, Oregon view (Michael Liebhaber, Digital-iPad, 2014)

A view looking south from the hotel.

Pendleton, Oregon view (Michael Liebhaber, Digital-iPad, 2014)

Pendleton, Oregon view (Michael Liebhaber, Digital-iPad, 2014)

In the beginning – there were the three, and from the three came many

RYB pigment sticks450

RYB pigment sticks450

Winter landscape 2

Woodbury Landscape 2
Woodbury Landscape 2

Woodbury Landscape 2 (Michael Liebhaber, 2007, Oil on Panel, 8x8in)

Rusty purple trees winter landscape

Winter-5,Woodbury, CT
Winter-5,Woodbury, CT

Winter-5,Woodbury, CT (Michael Liebhaber, Oil on panel, 8x8inches, 2007)

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)

 

Simple checklisk for buying artwork as a gift

My suggestion:  Only purchase a painting,  drawing, or print for another person when the other person …

  • is with you or
  • has written the name of the artwork and the artist and given it to you.

An exception is when you have seen the artwork together, the other person gushed over how much he/she would love to have it, and you go back later to buy it.

But:  If you are still determined to buy something, then use this checklist …

Check all that apply:

___  The other person is not with you and has not told you what to buy (it will really be a surprise).
___  The other person has not seen the artwork yet.
___  You love it and know that the other person will love it, too.
___  You may or may not like it, but are pretty sure that the other person will like it.
___  The artwork is a scene of somewhere you both have been.
___  The artwork is by a (relatively) well-known or popular artist.
___  Similar artwork has been going up in value.
___ The artwork costs money.
___ The artwork is free.

If you checked one or more of the above items → DO NOT BUY IT.