Trees… and light

Painting trees and imagine light situations is the most relaxing kind of watercolor painting. It became some “feel good” ritual for me and when ever I loose my confidence to paint something more challenging I come back to it. It always proofs to be a good practice in getting loose and allows to experiment with different color compositions.

246_2018 Watercolor /Hahnemühle Mould-made rough/ 40 x 30 cm / 15.7´ x 11.8´ in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

Bäume zu malen und mir dazu verschiedene Lichtsituationen vorzustellen ist für mich die entspannteste Art der Aquarellmalerei. Es wurde für mich zu einem Wohlfühl-Ritual und wann immer ich mein Selbstvertrauen verliere, mich etwas herausforderndem zu stellen, komme ich darauf zurück. Es beweist sich immer wieder als gute Übung, um mich zu lockern und erlaubt mir, mit abgewandelten Farb-Kompositionen zu experimentieren.

245_2018 Watercolor / FABRIANO® “Disegno 5” fine, ca. 50 x 35 cm / 13.8 x 9.8 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862
244_2018 Watercolor / FABRIANO® “Disegno 5” fine, ca. 50 x 35 cm / 13.8 x 9.8 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

8 thoughts on “Trees… and light

    1. I use loads of water when painting watercolors, so they are pretty wet while painting. But when I finished a wash I let it dry for 2-3 hours and paint on another picture. This way I can add layers without washing off the color beneath. I repeat this wet painting / drying until a picture is finished. Most of the time I paint 3 – 4 watercolors parallel so I don´t have to make a break while one is drying.
      Why do your landscape paintings become a mess? What is the problem?

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      1. Thanks for the info. I just use the paints as is (not mixing with a bit of one color and other), and usually is solid colors, so my paintings looks “cartoon-y” instead of getting that “gallery-ish” look.

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