Late Shift practicing

172_2016 Watercolor/ Hahnemühle Echt Bütten rau – ca.40 x 30 cm. – ´Solstice´

It was not too busy at work last night, so i did feel a little bit more relaxed about painting. I am happy with the old farmhouse painting called ´Solstice´that i painted as a gift for a friend´s birthday. She invited me to her party tonight and i am looking forward to meet a lot of people from the past.

The other ones are just sketchbook doodles, trying to paint more loose. I am happy with the one called `Timberline´. It is rough and bold painted and – that is rare – i like almost everything about it. 🙂


Letzte Nacht war nicht zu viel los bei der Arbeit, so konnte ich mich etwas entspannter ans Malen machen. Mit dem Aquarell ´Solstice´(Sommersonnenwende) bin ich ganz glücklich. Ich habe es als Geburtstagsgeschenk für eine alte Freundin gemalt, die mich für heute Abend zu ihrer Party eingeladen hat. Ich freue mich schon darauf, viele Leute von früher wiederzusehen.

Die anderen Bilder sind `Pinseleien´aus dem Skizzenbuch. Ich versuche immer wieder, lockerer und grober zu malen. Mit der Skizze, die ich `Timberline´(Baumgrenze) genannt habe, bin ich, ausnahmsweise, richtig zufrieden und mag (fast) alles daran. 🙂

092_2016 Watercolor-Sketches / Daler-Rowney Graduate Sketchbook, 21,0 x 14,9 cm
093_2016 Watercolor-Sketches / Daler-Rowney Graduate Sketchbook, 2 x 21,0 x 14,9 cm
094_2016 Watercolor-Sketches / Daler-Rowney Graduate Sketchbook, 2 x 21,0 x 14,9 cm ´Timberline´

9 thoughts on “Late Shift practicing

  1. The three loose watercolors, though different subjects, all have similar compositions. They seem like variations in a way. I can see what you mean about Timberline. So much going on it that one particularly. They’re beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much, Aletha! I try to work associative when i paint my watercolor sketches. I try to start with one ore two bold strokes and let me inspire from what happens on the paper. The motive or idea comes from the first brushstrokes and developes into something while i am painting. When i do several sketches one after another, the following is always based on the one i painted before. So it is kind of associative between the single pages, too. Even if the motive is different, the mood, the colors on my palette, are connected with the one before. This is probably why the ´compositions´ (i don´t think too much about composition in my sketches) are similar, too.


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