Monday watercolor fun

Mondays seem to be my favorite watercolor days. It is probably just because I feel relaxed from the weekend and my my work is starting late at night. So I got the whole day just for myself and painting. I did paint and finish these three Monday & Tuesday and they were fun. I am a little bit disappointed about the Fabriano watercolor blocks I bought. The paper is great as usual, but the gluing is bad. Not really suitable for wet painting techniques, because the sheets get loose as soon you put a drip of water on the paper.

132_2017 Watercolor / Hahnemühle Anniversary Edition ca.48 x 36 cm / 18.9 x 14.2 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

Montage scheinen meine Lieblings-Aquarell-Tage zu sein. Wahrscheinlich, weil ich mich noch ausgeruht vom Wochenende fühle und mein Job erst spät am Abend anfängt. So habe ich den ganzen Tag für mich und fürs Malen. Diese drei habe ich Montag und Dienstag gemalt und es hat Spaß gemacht. Ich bin etwas enttäuscht von den Fabriano Aquarellblöcken, die ich mir gekauft hatte. Das Papier ist zwar wie immer großartig, aber die Leimung taugt nichts und ist unbrauchbar für nasse Maltechniken. Sobald das Papier feucht ist, lösen sich die Blätter aus dem Block – und das ist nicht der Sinn der Sache.

133_2017 Watercolor / Fabriano Artistico rough 61 x 45,5 cm / 24´ x 17.9´ / Lukas Aquarell 1862
134_2017 Watercolor / Fabriano Artistico rough 61 x 45,5 cm / 24´ x 17.9´ / Lukas Aquarell 1862

14 thoughts on “Monday watercolor fun

  1. Dear Carsten,
    i can’t wait to see what comes out of your upcoming long vacation. You are so ready, ready, ready.
    i love the light on the water in this one although there is one you did earlier all green and gold-(i shall have to look it up)-which i like even better. And the waterfall you just painted is the best!
    Thought: try running artist’s tape all around your blocks when they are dry and see if that helps.
    I wonder what you’ll choose to paint over vacation? It will be so good thinking of you with time to sleep and play and paint!

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    1. Thanks so much, Holly! Only two more nights to work (one and a half to be precise) – and yes: I am ready foro vacation. There won´t be too much new stuff from me during these weeks. I am starting to work on the pieces for my first exhibition in summer. I will choose my favourite motifs and paint new versions of them – trying to put everything in I learned during the last weeks. Beside this I hope for opportunities for plein-air painting during the upcoming four weeks.
      About the blocks and using tape: Yes, I thought of using tape, too – but the reason why I bought the blocks was that I would have liked to be able to paint without this kind of preparation. If I would have known before I could have bought single sheets. The Fabriano paper is pretty expensive and it is just a little bit disappointing that the quality of the gluing is so poor.

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  2. Beautiful work as usual! Maybe I am seeing things, but I think you have recently introduced a new colour to your palette which I love. The turquoise just lifts everything so beautifully! Love it!

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