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

Reflections

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

Venice

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.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Painting Fast

Corfu, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Maliovitsa, watercolor 30 x 23 cm
The free time over the holidays helped me find some peace of mind for painting. These two are influenced by Roy Simmons' little book on Loose Watercolor, which I found so inspiring, I had to grab the brushes and do some quick paintings. The first one is a view of the city of Corfu from the water. The second is in the Bulgarian Rila mountains. I have painted this view before, with much fussing and fiddling. Now I finished it in about 30 minutes and I like this one much better.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Narrow streets

A Walk in Dubrovnik, watercolor 23 x 30 cm

A Walk in Venice, watercolor 23 x 30 cm