Travel Watercolor: Old Town, Chania, Crete

Old Town, Chania, Crete (Watercolor & Ink, © Michael Liebhaber, 2014)

Travel Watercolor: Old Town, Chania, Crete
A cool walkway among the touristy shops near the port in Old Town Chania, Crete, Greece

Old Town, Chania, Crete (Watercolor & Ink, © Michael Liebhaber, 2014)

Old Town, Chania, Crete (Watercolor & Ink, © Michael Liebhaber, 2014)

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)

Visiting Crete this week; what’s an artist to do?

Dolphin room at Knossos, Crete, Greece.

Visit Knossos of course; the home of Minoan culture. I liked the “Dolphin room” best (pic below). I’ve done a couple of sketches, but I can’t upload until I get back to my scanner.

Dolphin room at Knossos, Crete, Greece.

Dnolphin room at Knossos, Crete, Greece.

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)

 

 

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

    

 

Au revoir Paris

Notre Dame back
Notre Dame back

Notre Dame, Paris (Michael Liebhaber, watercolor & ink, 17x12cm, 2013)

Paris – Never again?

I am working on my last two travel watercolors from my trip to Paris earlier this month: A view of Rue Polpot in Montmarte and a backside view of Notre Dame Cathedral. I will have an online show of all of my French watercolors when I am finished. Stay tuned for details.

After that, I’m finished with small travel paintings. I need to do something different, big. That’s not to say I will not do a sketch now and then. I still plan on lots of travels.

You can vote, have your say in my new direction. See tomorrow’s post.

 

At the Moulin Rouge, Paris

MoulinRouge
MoulinRouge

Moulin Rouge (Michael Liebhaber, watercolor & ink, 17x12cm, 2013)

 

Moulin Rouge- Painting in progress – sketch #1

Moulin Rouge 2013 - beginning sketch.

Moulin Rouge 2013 – beginning sketch.

Medici Fountain, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

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A cool oasis on a hot day in Paris.

Medici_Fountain

Medici Fountain (watercolor & ink, 12x17cm, 2013, Michael Liebhaber)