Sunday, March 28, 2010

Venice's Canal and a Gondola

Last October 2007, we were on a holiday in Venice, Italy. After leaving the city I brought with me a lot of pictures I took while touring and walking around the area. I used one of these pictures as basis for this painting. I spent working on it from 25-27 March of this year (2010). When I took the picture I was not thinking of painting it because at that time I was not yet into painting. I started with painting middle of last year.

The size of this painting is 30x40 cm and it is in watercolor.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Painting exhibition

I made the above slideshow from the photos I took during our painting club's exhibition on 14 March 2010 at Postduivencentrum Poolmansweg 128 t/o 113 Enschede. Most of the the members of the club participated. For me the exhibition was my first time since I have just joined the club. I have exhibited around 12 paintings. I really enjoyed the occasion and already looking forward to participate again next year.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Yellow and violet pansies

This is a small painting, about 14x17cm (5.5x6.7inches). I did it as an exercise for the wet and wet watercolor technique. I have just began painting using watercolors so as I have some available time I want to spend it playing with my palette.

A tree rose in Chenonceau castle's garden

This painting is based on a photo I took in 2006 from the garden of Chenonceau castle's garden in Chenonceaux, France.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

This blog

I have just created this blog to write about my journeys with watercolors. Playing with watercolors gives me so much pleasure, excitement and disappointment as well. So in this blog one can expect the different emotions I experienced with watercolor painting.