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A little sketching, a little wine

I went ¬†to see some friends this afternoon, and to paint, with watercolors. I made a mess of things. The wine didn’t have anything to do with it, I swear. Out of frustration I pulled out my iPad and made this drawing. Than I gave a drawing lesson to a cat. No, really I did. See the photos below the drawing.

A little sketching, a little wine (Michael Liebhaber, digital on iPad, 8x10in, 2013)
A little sketching, a little wine (Michael Liebhaber, digital on iPad, 8x10in, 2013)

Giving a Drawing Lesson to Elvis, the Cat

I think Elvis was more interested in the stylus than in learning how to draw.

Giving Evis a drawing lesson
Giving Evis a drawing lesson

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Rhine river cruise

Photos from my day cruise on the Rhine river just west of Wiesbaden. The day begain with a tour of Berg Rhinestine (Rhinestein Castle) and ended with a wine tasting in the heart of Reisling wine country. Drawings will be coming shortly – as soon as I recover from the wine tasting.

Me, duh, at the Germania memorial (Niederwalddenkmal) constructed to commemorate the foundation of Germany after the end of Franco-Prussian War in 1871. Rhine river below. This photo was taken silghtly after 1871, as Don Ameche had not yet invented the camera (with repects to the Marx brothers).

 

Views of Berg Rhinestein – – – – – –

From the river

An interior garden with burgundy grapes on the trellices.

Another garden, looking north.

Castle view. The iron basket on the upper right was used to persuade riverboat tax collectors not to continue their occupation ( about a 300 foot drop) on their first offense. They were out in there for a frew days. One their second offecse they got the same view without the benefit of the basket.