30 November 2011
5th entry, Brienzwiler
Although I had flu symptoms for almost a week and we had to drive 800 kilometers to get there, the exhibition in Osterwald in Germany was an overall success.
The vernissage on the sixth of November was well-attended and meeting the gallery owner Maria Kaluza and other visitors was truly exceptional, due to their great openness and their warmth, which in this form I have rarely experienced before. Since I am always extremely nervous before a vernissage the flu turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It enabled me to stay calm, almost serene, and I could recite a poem by Goethe and talk spontaneously about my art. On Sunday evening my wife and I returned home in a very contemplative and happy state of mind. The exhibition will continue till the end of January 2012.
I am very happy about another exhibition of my work that came about quite unexpectedly. Some extraordinary paintings of the “Yellow Summer” series can be seen at the “Atelier Buch & Bild” in Gstaad. For some of them I had special gilded frames made since certain paintings deserve an appropriate counterpart. All in all it the exhibition is truly worth seeing. And a toast to fine art!
How do I feel despite the persisting flu symptoms and continuing sinusitis? Oh well, things can only get better…