Ich habe mich letztes Wochenende zwei Stunden lang draußen in der Sonne an der Staffelei geaalt – es war herrlich!
My plan for this year is to sketch more from observation. Ideally, I would sketch something at home or outdoors every day; realistically though, judging by the first three weeks of the year, I can manage about 5 or 6
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
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.
Friends, I have painted trees today which I actually really like! They look so, well, the way I wanted them to look but didn’t dare to hope, if that makes any sense. I am talking about the trees in the
On the weekend, a couple of members of the German Watercolour Society who live in this region met-up for a little paint-out. Our splendid and super-fantastic hostess was Rita Dahlem in Wietzendorf which is an idyllic wee hamlet not far
Up in the North of West Germany the land is really flat and the skies are very wide. I am saying ‚West Germany‘ because it’s not like that in the East; there, you have lots of rolling hills. But not
Fresh off the easel! A little oil painting for a change. I consider this a practice piece whose main purpose is to re-acquaint myself with the medium. This is because oil is a difficult medium for me these days. I
When I paint outdoors, that is en plein air, then it’s mostly an elaborate version of urban sketching. Not so this week: I actually took an easel with me, real brushes and very good paper! I started off with a