Sunday, December 27, 2015

Light in the City

Street Festival, watercolor 40 x 30 cm

The restaurant patio, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
I have been awaiting these several days, free of tasks and stress. I'm glad we kept our schedule clean, with the only goal of doing nothing. It worked. I got the peace of mind I need to paint and have been doing that every day since Friday. I hope that everybody had the Christmas that they wanted!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Austrian village

Austrian Village, watercolor 54 x 32 cm
I have been planning to paint this scene for years, but was somewhat afraid of the complex cluster of houses in the village. Today I decided to just try it very quickly, only painting the main things and shapes and I am very happy with the result. It took me less that 80 minutes, including blow-drying the washes a number of times.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fruit basket

Fruit Basket, watercolor 54 x 42 cm
Have you noticed how the works of other artists make you notice things and scenes that seemed ordinary before. When I looked at this basket on my table, I thought of a painting that Judy did some time ago. Then I noticed the beautiful light and shadow patterns over the checkered tablecloth. And I couldn't resist...
First wash of the painting
I painted this opposite to  the normal watercolor technique - from light to dark. I started with the shadows and then added the light colors.

I remember how intimidated I used to be when painting on a large piece of paper. Now I like it, it makes me feel more inspired and excited.

Inferno, acrylic on canvas board, 30 x 23 cm
And this is just a playful experiment with pouring acrylics over a canvas-board. The result looks like a reflection of the atmosphere at the office in the last year :)