I am schlepping myself around these days and I just about manage to get the things done that I have to get done, including some drawing and painting. But it’s all a bit much sometimes what with the baby almost
I’ll be honest with you – I love fog! Be it a fine morning mist or a thin veil over a shadowy valley, or maybe even really thick fog which envelopes everything, swallowing people and sounds alike – I love
This piece was a real challenge to make. To begin with, because I placed the initial line drawing on top of another illustration which consisted of many lines I had a hard time identifying the lines I had put down.
My sweetheart’s hometown in Tennessee is home to a large chemical manufacturer. Slowly but surely the plant and all its associated industries have spread out, assimilating residential areas in the process. These little houses used to be part of a
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
On the Central Cemetary in Luneburg, in row 17 towards the Southern end, there’s a cistern positioned beautifully next to an old iron fence. A good subject for a limited palette? Probably, except that my painting is very mid-tony allover.
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.
I have visited this here castle so many times to walk in its grounds and I have also stayed there as a guest so often that any image of it immediately exudes a feeling of home for me. It helps,