My only excuse for not painting and posting has that I have been busy traveling. Not such a hardship I know, but it takes time and energy. We were in Berlin for a few days, being tourists and saw some art - liked these paintings by Manet and Renoir, and this sculpture by Kathe Kollowitz.
So nice to see the 'real' works - both paintings are quite large and it was great to get close and see the brush strokes. The sculpture is a memorial to those who died in WW2, and it's solitary location in a building with one room where it's lit by the light (or rain or snow) falling on it, adds to the emotional weight of the piece.