The Hibiscus Lady – WIP

Hibiscus Lady – work in progress

I decided to have a go at a female portrait, after having done abstracts and surreal landscapes. Of course paintings done with watercolour pencils need a lot more time than for example acrylics or paintings done with soft pastels. I even discovered something like a zen attitude – focusing on each and every dry pencil stroke, and then touching it with the wet brush, watching how colours change and become vivid. Moving onward to another part of the painting in order to let the paper dry, repeating the same process, adding one pencil stroke to the other, wetting it carefully, letting it dry.

I don’t know how long it will take to be finished, but I’ll let it take its time. No hurrying. It is something to look for at the end of the work day, something to come home to.

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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