Category Archives: Hypertonal Impressionistic Painting

Stormy – HIP work from the UK

Stormy
Storm coming in Burford UK

Work started in 2015 – kept the wrinkled sky because I love the effect.

Café-Terrasse – Budapest – HIP Work

Café-Terrasse
Café in Budapest

Part of my HIP series – for Hypertonal Impressionistic Painting – this quaint café in Budapest.

Alice in Berlin – HIP Collection

Alice in Berlin
More appropriately – Alice in Berlinland

A painting started in 2015 and more or less finished in 2018 – Berlin in Winter impression, enhanced because the reality wasn’t nearly as interesting as this ;o)

Cava Baja Impression – Work on the Road

Posada de la Villa
Impression from a walkabout on Cava Baja, in Madrid, 2018

Unseasonably cold, but the Spaniards are as warm and welcoming as they come. Had a wonderful time, albeit brief, in this wonderful city.

Cava Baja and Cava Alta are bordering streets of what used to be the walled city of Madrid, a long time ago. They are now in what is called the Latina Barrio, the Latina Quarter, if you will. Nice, very trendy, touristy and all around fun. Night life is the best there.

Three cheeses and a chutney

Cheese plate
3 cheeses and a chutney

Raining in the beautiful city of Madrid so I had to find an option quickly. It is also unseasonably cold for the end of March. It is Semana Santa next week!

I’m at Bee Beer, on  Augusto Figueora 30, a cool place that serves craft beers and fine cheeses. In the afternoon they play rockabilly. Life could be worse.

Been here a while, waiting for the dogs of rain to stop their mischief and got to work on this still life. Well, didn’t stay still too long! I worked as I munched and now my only souvenir is this piece 😉

 

Bubble Table at Szimpla Kert – Animated image from Budapest

Bubble Table
A fanciful view of an otherwise messy little room on an upper floor of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert is a romkocsma, which means ruin pub in Hungarian, located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest. I fell in love with the place. The term “ruin” is not used lightly – the whole place, particularly this room, looks like it was taken over by deranged squatters.

Szimpla Kert – Animated Image

Szimpla Kert
One small area on the first floor of Szimpla Kert, the Budapest Ruin Bar

My own particular, very subjective and surrealistic take on the Szimpla Kert ruin bar in Budapest. When I went there, it was love at first sight. This is one small area on the first floor of the romkocsma, (means ruin pub in Hungarian), located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest.

Obviously a day capture. The night scene here is a different beast. The animations (quite a few if you look closely) represent how I see that place. I would definitely have made this pub my personal hangout if I lived in Budapest!

Yellow Scooter – Animated Image

Yellow Scooter
I love scooters – they’re all over Europe – this one from Greece

Guessing this was the delivery vehicle for the restaurant.

I loved the colour matching the exterior wall, and the red of the break and reflector lights matching the interior wall.

Shops in Kazimierz – Animated gif

Shops in Kazimierz
Wandering in the Old Jewish Quarter – at least an approximation of it.

From a walkabout in the historical Jewish  quarter, south of Krakow Old Town.

Red flowers at dusk – Take 2

Played around a little bit on this new take from my Nafplio painting.

Fall in Nafplio
Smoke volutes escape from the wall in a small Nafplio garden, at dusk.