May 30, 2017

Landscape sketches last week-end...




Not so easy to paint landscapes, first to find an interesting view and then render what you see... adding what you need to make it work or not adding what doesn't. Often you just have a great time painting even if the result is not super interesting. This time it started to rain heavily and out of a blue sky, or was it me who was too busy to pay attention? Had to run to save everything from getting soaking wet in a second!

May 20, 2017

Jar with water, mixed media...



First try with collage. Silly but I always wondered how to glue collages and paint together. It does stick flat so that was no problem. Still the result is a bit clumsy. I'll have to get used to plan a little, work on composition in other ways and save materials for each work and also to have glue on my fingers...

May 17, 2017

Sketched Peonies in Moleskine...



Quick watercolor sketch of Peonies in Moleskine. Fast, no fuss, no drawing. A sketch like this can always get better, but acceptance of the result is also part of it. Working further on it, later, might be too visible, with the risk of overworking it. You have to be in the same mood as at the execution if you really want to ad something. Learn how to stop, don't ad paint because you have time left to do so. Accept it for what it is; a sketch. Analyze the painting, register what you are not satisfied with and try keep it in mind for all paintings to come... this is how you train yourself.

May 09, 2017

Pairs of Peonies in Moleskine...




Peonies studies with an ordinary ball point pen. Easy material to bring along wherever you go. If you have less time you might feel the need to use ink pencils or colored pencils of some other kind that are thicker and which covers up faster or gives you dark zones quicker, but this is also scarier as it marks the paper right away and. With this fine pen you can start light and ad layers.