Plein Air: Morning at the Alster


Hamburg - Pier Rabenstraße

Fotografie; Marc Volquardsen, 2016

What a wonderful morning at the Alster. This a beautiful lake right in the middle of Hamburg. What you can’t hear are the hundreds of crows leaving their night trees. Kind of magic.

For me it’s always important to catch a mood of a scene. I felt confirmed by an interview which Daniel Keys gave the Plein Air Magazine. He describes his progress after he studied with Jeremy Lipkin. Lipkin painted only on a small canvas to capture the overall feeling of a place. This way he doesn’t get lost in details.

Well, this will be my motto for 2017. Anyway, no time for details when it’s this freezing cold.

Astrid Volquardsen - Plein Air at the Alster lake

Foto: Marc Volquardsen, 2016


2 Responses

  1. ursula Rohleder
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    Hallo Astrid, ich wünsche Ihnen für das Neue Jahr alles Gute, weiterhin so viel Freude an der Malerei,
    wie sie sich in Ihren Bildern widerspiegelt.
    Herzliche Grüße
    Ursula Rohleder

    • Astrid
      | Reply

      Hallo Ursula,
      Ihnen auch ein kreatives und erfolgreiches Jahr.

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