The night before and the whole Thursday I have been pretty productive. I could not find sleep after my nightshift which is bad for me but was good for my painting output. A few days ago I discovered an old shipyard / ship – graveyard online and did feel inspired by it. I had never heard of it before but it must be pretty famous for people who love abandoned places and ship wrecks: the Staten Island boat graveyard is a marine scrapyard located in the Arthur Kill in Rossville. Should I ever make it to the USA again this would be some place to visit for me. I am thinking about painting some watercolors inspired by this place and here is a first try. The other two watercolors are more or less just practicing. I am trying various painting methods and would like to re-paint some of my abandoned houses trying different brushworks, like painting from dark to bright, wet-in-wet painting etc. The more I practice the more I see how much more there is to learn. 🙂 While I am writing this I am almost falling asleep. A good hour left until I can go home.

110_2017 Watercolor / Hahnemühle Anniversary Edition ca.40 x 30 cm / 15.7 x 11.8 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862 @Lukas Farben `Staten Island boat graveyard I`

Letzte Nacht und den gesamten Donnerstag war ich ziemlich produktiv. Ich konnte nach der Nachtschicht nicht schlafen, was schlecht für mich war aber gut für meinen Mal-Ausstoß. Vor ein paar Tagen habe ich online eine einen Schiffsfriedhof entdeckt und fühle mich davon ziemlich inspiriert. Ich hatte davon zuvor nichts gehört, aber dieser Ort muss bei Leuten, die verlassene Orte und Schiffswracks lieben ziemlich berühmt sein: Staten Island boat graveyard . Sollte ich es irgendwann doch noch einmal in die USA schaffen, wäre das ein Ort, den ich mir gerne ansehen würde. Ich denke darüber nach, vielleicht ein paar Aquarelle inspiriert von dieser Location zu malen und hier ist auch schon der erste Versuch. Die anderen beiden Aquarelle sind mehr oder weniger Übungen (wie alles was ich male). Ich probiere ein paar unterschiedliche Methoden des Malens aus und möchte gerne einige von meinen früheren Bildern von verlassenen Häusern noch einmal malen und dabei unterschiedliche Pinsel-Techniken ausprobieren. (z.B. : von Dunkel zu Hell zu malen, Nass-in-Nass usw.) Je mehr ich übe, umso mehr erkenne ich, wie viel ich noch zu lernen habe. Während ich das hier schreibe, schlafe ich beinahe ein. In gut einer Stunde kann ich endlich nach Hause.

111_2017 Watercolor / Hahnemühle Anniversary Edition ca.48 x 36 cm / 18.9 x 14.2 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862 Lukas Farben
112_2017 Watercolor / Hahnemühle Anniversary Edition ca.48 x 36 cm / 18.9 x 14.2 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862 ´At the carp pond / Am Karpfenteich´


4 thoughts on “Thursday

  1. Beautiful paintings, I always look forward to your posts because I always see something different in your paintings. You’ll love wet in wet, when I paint wet in wet, like today, it allows me to paint nonstop up to 2 hours, sometimes a bit longer. The trick is to completely saturate both sides and then go at it full steam. Have a wonderful weekend and get your rest!

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  2. I do believe you could paint in your sleep! But I hope you get some rest — a plentitude of refreshing sleep to recharge your boat painting batteries. These are amazing. The boat is so solid! And the water’s reflection is marvelous — the sense of the plane of water, its clear surface is so powerful. And the house is mystical — like a dream house — telling you to sleep well!

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    1. Thanks so much, Aletha. I did sleep pretty good, indeed. I feel flattered by your kind comments – I could almost start to conceit myself being a great artist! Maybe you can see things I can´t see yet. LOL! Thank you very much for the motivation. 🙂

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