Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
These days I find myself totally relaxing and take a step away from all kinds of noises and bustles of my everyday life when grinding the ink and painting in this style. This is so my meditation. Life is quiet and therefore good right now. I do not want that much excitement right now.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Today I have had a very relaxing afternoon. Grinding the ink on the ink stone and painting this bird felt like meditation for me. I also like the calm that I feel I painted into this painting.
I hope you feel it too.
Freshly Caught Snack, SOLD
ink on shuen paper
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A special thanks to Lj Maxx for the use of her photo as reference for this pose.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I have had a very productive day today JIPPPIIIII and had some fun. This is a painting using chinese ink which I ground on my lovely ink stone (meditation for stressed out artists :-)). Using shuen paper which is medium absorbant I had some control but still the paper did it's magic. I was very happy myself with this one because I felt I mastered a bit more to use variations of keeping the brush dry or wet.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Yesterday I practiced painting pandas in ink. I want to thank to somesai and her fantastic photos on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/somesay/ which she kindly allowed me to use for reference when practicing. I will definately practice more pandas. The shape seems easy, problem is how to show the white on white.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
When travelling over the Alps on my way to Pisa recently I was so amazed by the layer by layer by layer of the mountain ridges. Quite a bit of the mountains was over the clouds. That and the typical style in watercolours in Tuscany have inspired this series I am working on. On the other hand it is also my own style in blue mountainous landscapes ( previously in oils mainly) so you can say that these are multiinspired. I hope you will like them
watercolour on watrecolour paper
size: 21x30cm ( A4) Fits standard photo frames
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Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Trees by the lake,
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
here are two versions of a painting I made on a very thin japanese batic paper I found in Florence. The second image is of it with light shining through it after I put it on a window. the first one is it laying on a white paper. The paper is incredibly absorbant and near totally see through - a very interesting surface to explore more. I relaly enjoyed the effects that can be created with this paper. The ink is from chinese ink stick grounded on my new proper ink stone.
Outside the duomo as well as most places in Florence you see these groups of watercolourists painting on the street and selling the painting.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
You might wonder, did I get any art done? Of course.
Naturally the conditions were not that suited for it but I worked on my art. Also yesterday when I returned. The results will be posted bit by bit as the theme in posts is suitable.
This second image of the red birds was inspired by all things by a neat fridge magnet I bought in Florence. It is watercolours on rice paper. I am not into gold or expensive leather but I collect special fridge magnets or ear rings. Their sizes suits my wish to bit by bit going more minimalistic materially.
This last one is one I was very happy about but which I ruined last night trying to wet it and brush out the wrincles. I tried to do it as shown on tutorials but I must have done something wrong because the paper broke on all three papers I worked on. Well, I figured this means I need to play a bit with collages LOL soon if I keep doing this.
There were also quite a few street artists around - most of them painted city or Tuscan landscapes in watercolour. This one spray painted. I also got a nice talk with one of the watercolour artists in this market area.
The street seller ladies were very busy here and I must admit that this lady was quite good at it and I ended up with a couple of things LOL.
I kept walking towards the river and stopped for dinner at la Piazza della Signora. For more info and better close ups of the famous statues here, use the link.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Tuesday I left for Tuscany. I was so lucky with the weather and the flight. I had the most amazing views of the Alps as we flew over them. Fortunately I had a window seat on the plane :-).
The second photo is as we go in for landing in Pisa. I was amazed to see that there were so many challels crisscrossing the area, looking like roads from above. The landscape was very flat but with nice rolling hills around it lal the way as I took a bus to Florenze.
I had not booked a hotel in advance because I saw that there were lots and lots of them on the net and I did not know where I wanted to stay. Unfortunetely for me, the tourist office did not do reservations like I was used to in Roma and Milano so I had to start walking and asking. I also did not know that this was high season SO . . . everyone said, sorry no sinlge rooms but they had suites. In he end I ended up getting this appartment, (photo 3) for the first night. I just decided on the spur that i just wanted to settle down and go out to see the sights. It was kind of lovely to live decently the first night.
The fourth image is a watercolour on watercolour paper that I painted that night inspired by the Alps. I do intend to paint many more from those reference photos in the future. More on Florenze in my next post.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
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I will not be posting for a few days now. Hopefully I will have something interesting to show you closer to the weekend