“Old House at the Dead End” – Watercolor Improvisation

“Old House at the Dead End” – Watercolor Improvisation – carstenwieland 170_2021 Watercolor/Hahnemühle „Allegretto“, 43 cm x 61 cm/Lukas Aquarell 1862-paints – LukasFarben
I love to paint watercolors going out of control. Giving up control (or loosening up) where water & pigments want to go their own way – supported with expressive brushstrokes to drive them across the surface.
After falling more and more deeply in love with this incredible medium that blesses me with freedom after a good five years, I have reached a point where I have the feeling that it is not really important what I paint, but HOW I do it. My floral expression watercolors have helped me a lot to get closer to this freedom in painting and today, more than ever, I am looking forward to exploring a lot more of it. My watercolor journey started with abandoned houses … and they are still one of my favorite subjects and will continue to be with me. But they have developed their own lives over the years and after hundreds of watercolors. They are starting to become characters on the stage of my watercolor theater. I was more likely to be thinking of a stormy autumn day when I painted “The Old Dead-End House”, but then I thought this would also be a nice watercolor to celebrate Halloween.
I would like to share my joy in watercolor painting with you – because the painting process is more important to me than the result. That’s why I film most of my painting sessions and share them on my Youtube channel. If you like my pictures, take a look at how they were created and subscribe to my watercolor world. Have a wonderful fall and Halloween season!
Invitation: The complete demo of this painting´s process premieres in about 24 hours on my YouTube channel. Feel welcome to join me for an hour of watercolor.

Old House at the Dead End” – Watercolor Improvisation – carstenwieland 170_2021 Watercolor/Hahnemühle „Allegretto“, 43 cm x 61 cm/Lukas Aquarell 1862-paints – LukasFarben

Ich liebe es, Aquarelle zu malen, die außer Kontrolle geraten. Die Kontrolle aufgeben (oder locker werden), wo Wasser & Pigmente ihren eigenen Weg gehen wollen – unterstützt mit ausdrucksstarken Pinselstrichen, um sie über die Oberfläche zu treiben. Nachdem ich mich nach gut fünf Jahren immer tiefer in dieses unglaubliche Medium verliebt habe, das mich mit Freiheit beschenkt, bin ich an einem Punkt angelangt, an dem ich das Gefühl habe, dass es nicht wirklich wichtig ist, was ich male, sondern WIE ich male. Meine floral expression Aquarelle haben mir sehr dabei geholfen, dieser Freiheit in der Malerei näher zu kommen und heute freue ich mich mehr denn je darauf, noch viel mehr davon zu erkunden. Meine Aquarellreise begann mit verlassenen Häusern… und sie sind immer noch eines meiner Lieblingsmotive und werden mich weiter begleiten. Aber sie haben im Laufe der Jahre und nach hunderten von Aquarellen ihr eigenes Leben entwickelt. Sie beginnen, Charaktere auf der Bühne meines Aquarelltheaters zu werden. Ich dachte eher an einen stürmischen Herbsttag, als ich “Das alte Haus in der Sackgasse” malte, aber dann dachte ich, dies wäre auch ein schönes Aquarell, um Halloween zu feiern.
Meine Freude an der Aquarellmalerei möchte ich gerne mit Dir teilen – denn der Malprozess ist mir wichtiger als das Ergebnis. Deshalb filme ich die meisten meiner Malsessions und teile sie auf meinem Youtube-Kanal. Wenn Dir meine Bilder gefallen, schau Dir auch ihre Entstehung an und abonniere meine Aquarellwelt. Hab eine wundervolle Herbst- und Halloween-Saison!
Einladung: Die komplette Demo der Entstehung dieses Aquarells wird in ca. 24 Stunden auf meinem YouTube-Kanal uraufgeführt. Fühl Dich willkommen, mich für eine Stunde Aquarell zu begleiten.

16 thoughts on ““Old House at the Dead End” – Watercolor Improvisation

  1. You are a great ambassador for watercolor painting, Carsten. The joy you get from painting is shining through brightly! 😊 I also try my best to loosen up with my watercolor painting, but I still have a way to go to get there. In this painting I see a fire. Which makes it look dramatic, but still beautiful and balanced through the choice of colors. But then again, when have I not enjoyed looking at your paintings 🙂

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  2. I watched this one all the way through. It is amazing how you get those blurred colors to pop. I am going to give water colors a try an see what I can do with it. It will be quite differ from acryllic painting.

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      1. I tried a few. It seems I am having a hard time transitioning from acrylics. I want to add too much color and then it goes blah! I am watering down my acrylics. This may be too strong for color??

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  3. Hi Carsten
    In every art the WHAT is quite unimportant. All what matters is the HOW. Style is everything. Actually, you can read this in every philosophy of aesthetics from Hegel onwards and you can see that in the history of modern and post-modern art.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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