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,
These little apples here come from a tree at the end of our cul-de-sac. It’s a tree on public ground and it’s one of those varieties which are a yellowish green when ripe, which will be in August. My sweetheart
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
When I took up painting in 2005, I was into landscape in a big way. I had studied American landscape painting as part of my BA and I had immersed myself in self-directed study of the Flemish masters. Landscape painting
This is the main tower of St. Michaelis in Luneburg. What a church! I do like it a lot and the old town around it, which I gesture at in the foreground here, too. I just wish that my first