October 3, 2012

Imaginary Landscape


Thinking about trees in spring, I painted a daring watercolour; daring, because I used a lot of paint and created at least three or more layers. Moreover, I used crayons and opaque white, therefore this is far from being a classical watercolour.It rather seems to be a Tempera painting.
I like the overall feeling the painting evokes, although there are "mistakes" in it, like the very strong shadows underneath the trees and the too dark wood in the distance.
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April 23, 2012


One of the bulbs I planted in November 2011 were "Muscari". They appear now all over the garden. In the attempt to make a "loose" watercolour, I tried to capture the "essence" of the flower, the feeling I have when I observe it.

What I learned was that I have to use much more water than I usually do. And I'm not sure if I really want to do "loose" watercolours. When I think about painting plants, I normally like the "botanical painting" approach. Well, I' ll take it as a kind of experiment.

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April 11, 2012

Illustration Friday

I participate the first time in Illustration Friday and made an illustration for their theme "vocal" for this week. I had fun, but  "illustration" means something different as "watercolour".

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