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.
Dieses Bild, das ich um die Jahreswende gemalt habe, liegt mir sehr am Herzen. Ab 11. März wird es in der Ausstellung der Deutschen Aquarellgesellschaft in Emmerich zu sehen sein, worüber ich mich sehr freue (auch wenn ich selbst leider
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
I don’t do a lot of watercolour sketching these days; it’s either sketching in ink or watercolour painting with the easel. It took a while for me to notice how I had more or less stopped doing what I used
Today was an unexpectedly fine day, and a painting buddy and I went out in the afternoon to make the most of it. We positioned ourselves right on the bank of our local river near two interesting looking trees. I
I had totally forgotten about these sketches! We were away more than a week ago at a friend’s wedding and had the opportunity to enjoy a bit of lake scenery. That’s where I captured these folk. But not only that,
This is a tiny little contre-jour sketch, just about 4 x 5.5 inches, in my sketchbook. It depicts the watertower in downtown Luneburg. To me personally, it also depicts a modicum of the despair which I felt after walking the
I received a commission for a tricky piece of work this week, which has set me back for a day or two. So I’m not going to post the third painting in the series which I shared with you yesterday
Yesterday evening I hopped on my bike and cycled along the river to the next little village. My plan was to explore potential painting locations there for my next class in August. I really want to paint boats and their