My home river is the Havel. It is a wonderful medium sized river with greenish water. I have many great memories connected with it: of swimming in it alone and with horses, and of sailing, paddling, rowing and pleasure boating.
About a week before it got hot here in Germany I spent a few days with my parents in their new garden house. The weather was fantastic, i.e. sunny but NOT too hot, and me and the little one spent
The weather has been so beautiful lately that I have been able to go out a bit with the wee one. An added bonus was that my sweetheart had some time to spend with us lately! On Saturday we went
Here are the most recent sketches. They represent two approaches: the first one works entirely without a line drawing underneath whereas the second one represents the opposite approach, the good old line-and-wash method. I had a leisurely moment on a
Last week when the weather was so horrible – and I am homebound a lot anyway – I decided to try my hand at direct watercolour using Google Streetview at my desk. The UK is one of the many countries
I am sick and tired of never posting any of my sketches anymore and of always feeling like I’m lagging behind… It’s not that I don’t find the time to paint, it’s more that I don’t find the time to
So this month is the direct watercolour month as per declaration and example by Marc Taro Holmes and many other watercolour painters. I wish I could have participated in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, but the frantic preparations
As I said in a recent blog post, time for painting is relatively scarce at the moment. Most of my time with the brush is spent indoors, too, so much so that I noticed in a recent outside sketching endaevour
It’s been a bit quiet at my end, I know. I have been very busy lately, what with the wee one being cute, needing a lot of one-on-one time and creating, let’s be honest, all kinds of work for me.
I can’t believe it but it’s already the last day of March! Crikey! And I haven’t posted once! Normally I work on something or just paint for pleasure and I have a few insights or I encounter problems which I