Breakfast series – part two

August 9, 2009 § Leave a comment

Breakfast series / watercolor on postcard

Breakfast series / watercolor on postcard

Breakfast series – part one

August 8, 2009 § Leave a comment

Breakfast - part one / watercolor on postcard

Breakfast - part one / watercolor on postcard

Deep blue sea

June 21, 2009 § 2 Comments

the deep blue sea - watercolor

the deep blue sea - watercolor

I’m trying to work more loose even abstract. And I try to get each day a little painting done, however this one took me almost three days.

The reasons why I don’t like transparent watercolors

April 24, 2008 § 4 Comments

…is that I cannot achieve dark darks with them. And I really like a wide value range in my paintings, starting from bright white to deep black if possible. So I often find myself adding black ink to my watercolor paintings in the end, just because I couldn’t achieve those dark values that I had been looking for just by mixing my watercolors. Well, and after I have added the black ink, I sometimes get out my white acrylic ink, too, to enhance the highlights and then I usually get out my pastel pencils, my colored pencils and my oil pastels as well and — I end up with a mixed media piece :-|.

You see, I really appreciate those beautiful watercolor paintings by all those gifted painters out there whenever I see them, but over time and with many (mainly failed) attempts to paint I realized that I’m probably more the acrylic and oil color kind of girl.

pink guy

“flamingo”, transparent watercolor, postcard

(Ref. from WC RIL)

Chiaroscuro terrier – or a pet that peeves

March 21, 2008 § 6 Comments

chiaroscuro dog

“chiaroscuro terrier”, mixed media, sketchbook

A pet peeve of mine are pets that peeve, especially those life models that would not stand still for only a second to let me capture at least one decent photo of them – not to talk about trying to sketch them! Just like this little gal here. I tried to photograph her several times, but all the shots got blurry.

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