Friday, October 30, 2009

Old Town Geneva by theresa miller

Old Town Geneva (Rue de l'Hotel de Villa)
Watercolor on paper
If you've visited old town Geneva as a tourist, you probably have been to this site: Canons de l'Ancien Arsenal on the right and L'Hotel de Ville on the left and flags everywhere along the narrow street. I just thought that the cafe at the end of the street looked especially inviting this early morning. Canons and l'Hotel de Ville in the near future...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Chair at Chateau de Nyon I
Watercolor on Arches paper
Another painting of a chair.... I had a great time doing it!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Red Chair at Chateau de Nyon
Watercolor on Arches
I was at the Porcelain Museum of the Chateau de Nyon, the other day, with a group of people I regularly go out with, on cultural visits. Nyon is our neighboring town, a beautiful place by Lake Geneva, that dates back to the Roman times. You can learn more about this quaint town at if you wish.
The display of the porcelain and the history behind the pieces are remarkable and I really recomend you to go and see it for yourself, if you have a chance. If you happen to be there, please notice the beautiful chairs in the Museum - each room has an unique style of chairs, a very beautiful collection of chairs, indeed, available for you to sit on and rest your tired feet while enjoying the exhibits.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Autumn Ivy

Autumn Ivy I
Watercolor on Arches
I love the cooler weather and the autumn colors in the neighborhood. This ivy is from a church wall in Gland, Switzerland. The whole church tower is covered with ivy, so you can imagine how beautifull it is in the fall...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Horseback riding in Commugny

Horseback riding in Commugny
Watercolor on Arches
Two young ladies riding their horses in my neighborhood... a very common sight.
We just came back from our vacation and I'm very much inspired by what I tasted, smelled and saw in the exotic city of Istanbul. I painted the above watercolor just before we left on our trip. Hopefully, I'll be posting Istanbul paintings in the near future...
Alexandra, our daughter, is learning about the Bizantine and Otoman Empires at school, so we decided to go to Istambul for her autumn break, to learn more about the city and its history. We all had a great time sightseeing and learning a great deal about the Eastern Roman Empire and about the riches of the magnificent Otoman Empire. David, my dear husband, was able to spend a couple of days with us before he had to rush back to work. Luckily, he was also able to sharpen his negotiation skills while purchasing a Turkish carpet. Pomegranates, Turkish delights, Turkish apple tea are the few things that we learned to appreciate, yum!

Monday, October 12, 2009

African Violets

African Violets
Watercolor on paper
African violets from my mother-in-law's living room, which I painted some time ago. I love the furry quality of the green leaves...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Daisy (sheep at the Chateau de Cheserex)

Watercolor on paper
Sheep at the Chateau de Cheserex - one of the many cute animals that I saw, including a lamb that was no more than 8 days old!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Autumn at the Chateau de Cheserex - Pumpkins

Pumpkins at the Chateau de Cheserex
Watercolor on paper
Last week, I visited a 17th century Suisse Chateau and it's beautiful gardens, along with a group of delightful lady friends. The day was just perfect for a stroll in the neatly coiffed flower, vegetable and fruit gardens, and to watch the playful ponies and sheep. Thank you, Elisabeth for being such a delightful and generous hostess!

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