Morning Dew

144_2018 Watercolor /Lorenzo Santoni Handmade Paper – ca. 76 cm x 56 cm / 29.9´ x 22.0´ in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

This is my Monday morning (at home) painting. Sorry for sharing it so late but I wanted to combine it with a little video slideshow of the painting process, featuring the true artist, my cat Chico. This one and my following watercolors are painted on handmade paper from Lorenzo Santoni, Fabriano. I am using his sketchbooks and smaller sheets for a while already, but after I had my wonderful painting demo experience in Fabriano using his paper I decided to order some full sheets.  I really love this paper and painting on it feels great. Usually I paint on Fabriano Artistico paper and I am happy with it, too. But after painting on a full sheet of this fine handmade paper it feels a little bit like I was painting on toilet-paper before. 🙂

Dies ist meine Montagmorgen (zuhause) Malerei. Entschuldigt, dass ich dies so spät teile, aber ich wollte es gerne mit einer kleinen Video-Slideshow des Mal-Prozesses kombinieren, in der auch der wahre Künstler, mein Kater Chico, wieder auftaucht. Dieses und meine folgenden Aquarelle sind gemalt auf handgemachtem Papier von Lorenzo Santoni, Fabriano. Seine Skizzenbücher und kleinformatiges Papier nutze ich ja jetzt schon ein bisschen länger, aber nachdem ich meine wunderbare Mal-Vorführung Erfahrung in Fabriano hatte, bei der ich sein Papier benutzt habe, habe ich mich entschlossen, einige großformatige Bögen zu bestellen. Ich liebe dieses Papier und das Malen darauf fühlt sich einfach großartig an. Fast fühlt es sich im Vergleich so an, als  hätte ich vorher auf Klopapier gemalt, obwohl ich ja das Fabriano Artistico Papier auch sehr schätze. 🙂


5 thoughts on “Morning Dew

  1. You’ve given me a whole new concept in my approach to watercolour painting – and I can see how important it is that you understand the interaction between colour and light. Thanks so much. Was this triggered by a specific scene or from thoughts only. Love your work

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    1. Thanks so much, Maureen. :_) The interaction between colour & light is probably the essential of the beauty of watercolors in general. I find it even more interesting than the motive. My motives are secondary anyway and I think my best paintings are the ones where I am not too much into the motive but into the colour & light & mood. This scene is a good example, because it developed from just a few brushstrokes that triggered the rest.

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