WIP and some sketches…

121_2016 Watercolor-Sketches /Marabu Mixed Media 21,0 x 14,8 cm / 8.3 x 5.8 in

I am still working on this full sheet, but i have lost it a little bit with the breaks. I did some sketches at work yesterday, nothing special… just to keep me busy. I feel moody these days, which might be because of the never ending rain. May be i should take a break with painting for a few days… i am not really satisfied with my results.

Ich arbeite immer noch an dem größeren Blatt, aber ich habe es durch die Unterbrechungen ein wenig ´verloren´. Gestern habe ich bei der Arbeit ein paar Skizzen gemalt – nichts besonderes, aber es hat mich eine Weile beschäftigt. Ich fühle mich zur Zeit etwas launisch, vielleicht wegen des nicht enden wollenden Regens. Vielleicht sollte ich für ein paar Tage eine Malpause einlegen… ich bin mit meinen Resultaten gerade nicht besonders zufrieden.

122_2016 Watercolor-Sketches /Marabu Mixed Media 21,0 x 14,8 cm / 8.3 x 5.8 in
123_2016 Watercolor-Sketches / Daler-Rowney Graduate Sketchbook, 2 x 21,0 x 14,9 cm / 2x 8.3 x 5.8 in – ´Mitte Juni -Herbstgefühle´
Work in progress – 4th wash
120_2016 Watercolor-Sketches / Daler-Rowney Graduate Sketchbook, 2 x 21,0 x 14,9 cm / 2x 8.3 x 5.8 in `Zeche Zollverein – Kokerei´



8 thoughts on “WIP and some sketches…

  1. We had constant rain here in the Washington DC region this spring. It certainly affected my mood at the time. In May this year I wondered for a while if it would ever stop raining. So I know the feeling.

    Of course sometimes people just need a break. But I know also that artists are always too hard on themselves. We’re the most conscientious people ever! Your paintings are wonderful — even the ones you think aren’t wonderful are wonderful. Maybe there is a way to do painting that is “taking a break painting,” ones where you are just looking, putting colors down, and relaxing with the images and colors with no expectations at all. And then you can do both things, can paint and relax also.

    These are each so different and each one with different qualities to like. I’m looking at the colors of the windows, for instance, in 122 — and that color, with the warm color of the building and then the greys of the street and surrounding — it’s so lovely in a melancholic way Now it certainly has a quality that reminds one of the moody virtue of rain! I know back in May I needed to be reminded of that often!

    Well, anyway, they’re wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Aletha. You are probably right with us being the most conscientious people ever. 🙂 To be honest – these feelings come and go – and it did never seem to be good idea to have a break from painting. Trying something different is always a good idea and just painting for relaxation always helps me. I think my expectations did grow a little bit too much during the last few weeks. It is probably better to slow down a little bit rather than having a real break. Thanks so much again. It is always good to get some understanding from somebody who knows what she is talking about.

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  2. Wow – if I was doing watercolours like this, I think I’d be very happy! In number 123 you have really managed to get a sense of depth going back into the trees. I understand the need to take a break from water colours…maybe do something completely different?

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  3. I am totally amazed by how well you paint even when you are moody, I agree, taking a break is wonderful and I liked what Aletha suggested. It will pass and I know that you know that, sometimes it’s hard when you are in the midst of the artist angst. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Margaret! I think i can learn a lot from these downs. Learning to be more calm with myself and learn, that it is just part of the artistic process to be not satisfied with what i do sometimes. Today the sun came out a little bit – i just need more of it! 🙂

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