Tuesday, May 12, 2015


I did these washes some time ago, and no,  they are not a reflection of my state of mind :) I haven't had the energy and drive to do much painting lately. I have had almost no time for bogging too, so I apologise to all my blogger friends for neglecting their posts. I am fine physically and hopefully, this is just a period that will pass. Keep painting! I'll try to join you soon...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

By the sea

Sunrise over the sea, watercolor 38 x 28 cm
This sunrise turned out a little rigid and "plastic". One almost expects to see a few Cupids behind the clouds ;) I was trying to depict that edge of light around the clouds when the sun lights them from the back. I think the light came out well, and my brushes are happy that they finally got to do some work.

By the sea, watercolor sketch
I did this sketch on location a month ago. Isn't it a happy scene?!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Free and happy

Orchids, watercolor 28 x 38 cm
Orchids, watercolor 28 x 33 cm
I painted these directly with brushes, with no pencil drawing. Being unrestricted is such a nice feeling ...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Roses and Tulips

Roses and tulips, watercolor 28 x 33 cm

Teacup and flowers, watercolor 28 x 38 cm

Teacup and flowers, charcoal sketch

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More from Venice

Venice, watercolor 38 x 28 cm

Afternoon in Venice, watercolor 28 x 38 cm

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Murano and Venice

Murano, watercolor 38 x 28 cm

Venice, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Venice, charcoal sketch

Monday, January 12, 2015

Reflections 2

Venice Reflections 6, watercolor 30 x 23 cm
Venice Reflections 3, watercolor 23 x 30 cm
Painting is a true cure for the blues. For a long time I was finding it hard to get myself to grab the brushes, and the longer I didn't do it, the worse I felt. But over the holidays the vicious circle broke. I seem to have found a self-feeding drive to create. No doubt Venice, this inspirational subject helps.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Venice 5, watercolor  23 x 30 cm
Venice 3, watercolor  23 x 30 cm
Venice - the ideal subject for artists - character, colors, light, water... So attractive, yet so rich and complex. But when you look at some paintings of masters, like Sargent, you realize  how skillfully they simplified it. I can only keep trying, and of course, enjoying the process...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

More from Venice

In front of the Basilica, watercolor 30 x 23 cm
Venice at dawn, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Happy New Year! 
Wishing you all the very best!

Venice 1, watercolor 30 x 23 cm
Venice 2, watercolor 30 x 23 cm
As beautiful as Venice is, it seems daunting to paint with all the colors and intricate shapes. So I am starting off with a couple of scenes where the buildings are in back-light and thus their details can be omitted.