Rain is usually not a weather condition suited much to outdoor painting, at least not if, like me, you don’t own a painting umbrella which can be attached to the easel. But drizzle can work sometimes. Looking for an interesting
Yesterday was the first time in this cold season that I had to paint in the safety of my car. I was a bit pressed for time, and so I settled on a nature subject which I thought might work:
I was so enchanted with the limited colour choice I worked with last week that I have decided to stick with this principle of limiting myself for a while. This week I have locked my palette in with the following
One of the main powerhouses behind my church congregation is the secretary. Marlene is the person most visitors meet when they make inquiries. She organises rooms for events, keeps everyone provided with newsletters and oversees everything. These are just a
Still working with the Zorn palette, still into them trees! It is quite unusual, to be honest, to use so much black in a watercolour painting. But I like it! It serves a good purpose, as does the yellow ochre.
Our little regional group of watercolour painters came together again yesterday, this time in order to paint dwarf beech trees (fagus sylvatica tortuosa). They are quite rare in Germany but there happens to be a small population of these (small)
This week, I am experimenting with Anders Zorn’s reduced palette. As an oil painter this would have me using four tubes of paint: titanium white, ivory black, alizarin crimson or cadmium red and yellow ochre. As a watercolourist, I am
On one of the last few days of September, my painting companion Sigrid and I went out to paint some trees. We both of us like trees very much, but we also wanted to prepare a bit for painting dwarf