This is the fourth week in a row of me painting with a limited palette. I will introduce the current palette tomorrow. Why am I doing this at all though? I have already hinted at how my thinking about the
The true pain for any plein air painter is that she can never paint all the beautiful subjects which deserve to be painted. I felt this pain acutely yesterday on my paint-out in the Botanical Gardens in Hanover. They are
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
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.
Like I said yesterday, Saturday’s paint-out was a bit flawed insofar as the weather forced us indoors, at least temporarily. And there, indoors, lovely flowers in large vases were waiting to get painted! I went for the gladiolas, and I
Up North the sea comes in a very special kind of disguise: every twelve hours or so it goes places. Sandbanks and lots of mud are left behind. Now this is not as awful as it might sound. Sea birds
Another week, another … cloud painting! I loved this thunderstormy sky and took many photos of it when I saw it last summer. I also loved the herd of peaceful cattle which were grazing nearby. So recently, what with my
Many years ago, during the time when I lived in New Zealand, my dad and I travelled the country together. We went many beautiful places, and we also stayed in a little farmhouse near the shores of Lake Pukaki for
Another jab at clouds, this time with a few more clouds and in watercolour. This is the little harbour of Tespe on the River Elbe not far from me. Ein weiteres Wolkenbild, diesmal mit mehr Gewölk (yay!) und als Aquarell.
This railroad is no longer used regularly, but a few times a year a historic train comes by. That’s why it was quite safe for me to stand on the tracks whilst painting. I enjoyed this scene so much! An