Saturday, 23 January 2016

Storm is coming..... (Twilight version)

One of my good intentions for this year is to explore my palette a bit more than I have up till now. So from time to time I will make a second painting using a sketch I made.
This time I used the scene at Borkum again (from the reference photo Katja Lemcke kindly allowed me to use) within a week after I made my first painting, but now I painted with my set of Twilight Colours.
I really like working with that set although I am not yet fully familiar with its possibilities. Never mind, the year is not over and I am looking forward to painting a lot more with these colours.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Storm is coming.......

After all those trees I wanted to do something with a lot of sky and preferably clouds.
This is a scene from Borkum, one of the Wadden Islands of Germany. I have not been there myself and that made it a bit more difficult to make this painting.
But still, I ended up with something I can show the world.
The reference photo was made by Katja Lemcke and she gave me her permission to use it.

More information about this watercolour (size, colours used, etc.) can be found at

Monday, 11 January 2016

Mushrooms on a tree trunk

Autumn is the time of the mushroom, so on our short trip to the National Reserve of the Veluwe my daughter collected mushrooms - with her camera.
She made lots of pictures of beautiful mushrooms but this one wanted to be painted first.
The little mushrooms grow out of a tree trunk on a spot without bark. As I wanted to draw the attention to the mushrooms, I did not paint all the details of the wood and the resin but just hinted at the colours of the mushroom's background. I made use of masking fluid to keep the shapes of the mushrooms as I had been drawing them on my paper and after removing the mask I painted the details of the mushrooms.
Unfortunately it is not easy to determine the species of mushroom I painted...

More information about this painting (colours used, size, etc) can be found at my website 

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Another snowscape - still the Veluwe

My inspiration still works overtime and the fact that I recently bought a book about Winterlandscape painting in the nineteenth century in The Netherlands really helps me find new ways to paint a landscape with trees.
So, inspired by the old masters I transformed an autumnal landscape into a snowscape again, now in warmer colours. The landscape is still found in a small part of our National Reserve The Veluwe; the Renderklippen.
The reference photo was made by my husband Peter.
More information about this watercolour (colours used, size, etc.) can be found at