Thursday, November 26, 2009

Winter decorations:Winter set

One fragrant winter set made from nature materials with a tender scent of cloves..

One Advent wreath..

..one wreath for the front door decoration..

..and one winter ball..

This winter ball can be hanged..

..or used as one shelf decoration..

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Brown fruits & winter decorations


And one very simple idea for winter decorations:old clay vessel,pine cones and carob pods from the Adriatic coast..you can also use some other fruits you have..

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Old photo of a boy

It was my father's birthday yesterday..he is 69 now,he loves fishing and traveling..one old photo of him made in Havighorst,Germany where he was born..

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Old fortress Kalnik

One of these september days we made an outing to the old fortress Kalnik placed on the stone hill Vuklenec what is a part of the hill Kalnik.It's no far from my town,only a half hour by the car.
The first written sighn of the Old town of Kalnik dates back to the 1243,when king Bela IV mentioned its role in the battle against Tartars.The town,built on a steep cliff and sorrounded with defensive walls,was invicible for its attackers.Many rulers and noblemen held it as their property over centuries.
The walled town of Veliki Kalnik is a complex of buildings made in various stylistic periods.Its lower part,from the east,still shows the remains of St.Chaterine's Chapel.The very fortress was abandoned from the middle of 17th century.Conservation works and clearing of the site were carried out in 1963,and during 2004,a permanent afore planned research and preservation of newly discovered walls continued.
Stairs to the highest tower..
..and the wiev from there on the lower parts of fortress..
The local population are called "Plum noblemen" or small landed gentry according to the legend about the town defenders: during Tartarian siege the dwellers fed king Bela IV with plums,thus enabling him to survive and scare the enemy away.To show his gratitude the king made them noble.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

One horse painting


Acryl on canvas with sand from Saharun bay,80 cm x 100 cm..painted on the commission,it had to be the horse..my wish was to paint that horse on more abstract way but it had to be more real..orderers were pleased but I'm not happy with the result :(

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New shell painting

Acryl and the sand from Saharun bay,made on canvas 24 cm x 18 cm..

Špancirfest in Varaždin

I was absent from here last ten days spending my summer holidays with my family and friends..we had also the greatest summer happening that is already a tradition last few years here: the Špancirfest in Varaždin,the "festival of street wanderers".This is a great festive with lot of happenings that all are performed on old streets and squares of Varaždin,one of most baroque cityes in Europe.Old handicrafts,musicinas,dancers,clowns,etno-groups,painters and all kinds of performers from all parts of the world were living here on the streets and squares from the 21th to the 30th August.Ladyes and gentlemans in clothes from past times were walking through the streets that were full of tourists from all Europe.We have also two great concerts this year,the concert of the world known Macedonian musician Kiril Dzajkovski and the famous old US band Creedence Clearwater Revived..
It is hard to say what of hundreds performances was the best one..all were really funny and entertaining but I was in some way most enthusiastic with the simple performance of this pair of young people:the boy was singing and playing the great music fom '80 on his guitar and the girl was making miracles with glass balls..
And you can see hundreds of beautiful and funny photos from Špancirfes here:Špancirfest on Ptičica.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunflowers & U2 in Zagreb

"Sunflowers" I finished today..
acryl on canvas, 50 cm x 70 cm

..here is who was helping me :)


And although I'm not a real fan,have to say that yesterday and today evening in our capital city Zagreb runs the greatest musical event this year in this part of Europe-two concerts of great Irish band U2 on their "360* Tour".My nephew Ema was there on the yesterday evening concert and she was raptured with the great performance.Bono Vox in Zagreb yesterday evening..

Friday, August 7, 2009

River shells


The shells from river Bednja near my town..Ok,Bednja probably would be one bigger creek in the world proportion but it saves lot of beauty..

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Two bronze elephants

Two bronze elephants
July 27,2009
Acryl on canvas with bronze powder
70 cm x 50 cm

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sand on Saharun beach


Saharun on Dugi otok is one of most beautiful sandy beaches in Croatia.I came there for over than 25 years,this year unfortunately not..but here is one photo of Saharun's sand from the last summer.

Fishing boats



Fishing boats in Sali,Dugi otok..

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Argitula"


Argitula is a habitual name for Tarentola Mauretanica here on Dugi otok.This is one picture of one argitula baby I took last summer there.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

One centipede & sunflowers in progress

It was really long,about 10 cm,I've never seen so huge centipede before..
And my new painting in progress..