Keeping myself awake

Last night I was so damn tired but I could keep myself awake with painting. I tried to paint 3 pictures simultaneous and it kept me busy (and awake) all through the nightshift. The last one is some memory from the riverside of the river Elbe in Hamburg with the container terminals of the harbor on the other side. I did spend a lot of time down there at the river during the 20 years I lived in Hamurg, watching the ships come, this was one of my favorite places. It was nice to paint that but it showed me that I should practice painting skies much more.

015_2018 Watercolor / FABRIANO® “Disegno 5” fine, ca. 50 x 35 cm / 19.7 x 13.8 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

Letzte Nacht war ich so verdammt müde, aber ich konnte mich mit Malen wachhalten. Ich habe versucht, drei verschiedene Bilder simultan zu malen und es hat mich fast die ganze Nacht beschäftigt (und davor bewahrt, einzuschlafen). Das letzte ist aus der Erinnerung an den Elbstrand in Hamburg entstanden, mit den Container Terminals des Hafens auf der anderen Seite des Ufers. Während der 20 Jahre, die ich in Hamburg gelebt habe, habe ich dort unten am Fluss eine Menge Zeit damit verbracht, den Schiffen beim Einlaufen in den Hafen zuzusehen. Das zu pinseln hat mir Spaß gemacht, aber ich habe festgestellt, dass ich viel mehr Übung brauche, Himmel zu malen.

016_2018 Watercolor / Fabriano Artistico grana grossa / rough – 300g/m / 140 lbs – ca. 56 x 38 cm / 22.0 x 15.0 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862
017_2018 Watercolor / Fabriano Artistico grana grossa / rough – 300g/m / 140 lbs – ca. 56 x 38 cm / 22.0 x 15.0 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

9 thoughts on “Keeping myself awake

      1. And you get paid to do it as well! Making good use of your time in a creative way, in a possibly boring environment, is definitely worth it. You are pretty lucky.

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    1. Thanks so much, Aletha! In summer or spring the nightshift is much more enjoyable. The work itself is pretty relaxed most of the time – it is just the lack of daylight that makes me suffer through the winter. But painting helps pretty good.

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