WATERCOLOUR AND TEXTILE ARTIST: Eileen Gidman hand paints one of a kind textiles with dyes. The resulting fabrics are washable and suitable for sewing or framing.
Watercolour paintings are also featured on this blog by this member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Crossing the Main river near the medieval town center of Wurtzburg is the 'Old Main Bridge' (Alte Mainbrücke) which now seemed to be only for foot traffic. The day I was there sketching, it was a lovely warm fall late afternoon and many locals were socializing over glasses of wine from nearby restaurants. Musician spaced themselves along the bridge providing entertainment. It was a magical afternoon and we were awed to think we were standing on a bridge built around 1500.
Kappele Church, Wurzburg, overlooking the Main River
This Kappele Church, built in a Baroque/Rococo style, demands attention as it sits up on a hill overlooking the Main River near Wurtzburg, Bavaria, Germany. This medieval city had much of its architecturally beautiful buildings destroyed in the war. I found it interesting to learn that the rebuilding over the next twenty years was mainly done by women. They were known as 'rubble women' and rebuilt to historical accuracy.
That afternoon I met 3 other local artists and even if we weren't able to speak each other's language well we could still communicate through viewing each other's artwork.