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Pink Sunflower

Another fantasy flower – similar to a sunflower, but with pink petals. Gouache paints on watercolour paper, the background has been done with alcohol based markers.

Three eyes

This is another mixed media piece – the eyes have been coloured with gouache, and the rest is markers. I like the contrast between the soft translucent eyes and the flat, “thick” red shades created by the alcohol based markers.
I again used watercolour paper as support.


Yellow Fantasy Flower

This is a mixed media piece: The fantasy flower was done with Gouache paints and coloured pencils, and the background with markers (various brands). I used watercolour paper. The coloured pencils go quite well with the gouache paints, but you have to sharpen the tips of the pencils in order to get the on the tooth of the paper. Regarding the blues I more or less used all my blue markers. I*ve got markers in blue shades from letraset (promarkers), copic, rotbart (delta markers) and graphmaster markers.

Invitation to dance

Invitation to dance. Gouache and markers on watercolour paper.

This time I used alcohol based markers for the background. The markers were a mixture of Delta markers from Rotbart and promarkers from Letraset. And I put some polychromos marks on the gouache painting.

I drew the cute creature out of my imagination. While I was putting on the marker strokes for the background I more and more had the impression that the cute character was doing a little dance or was inviting for a dance…


Creature. Gouache and markers on watercolour paper.

I am still having fun with my gouache paints. I am using up dried gouache paint. Of course it is not as opaque as when coming out of the tube, but I think I am getting friends with the watercoloury look.

I used the stabilo 68 pens and some markers for the background. By putting the marks on the paper in various directions it is possible to create some texture.

Happy Bird

For three years now I have been participating in a group show in Buckow, Märkische Schweiz. I’ve been showing about 6 of my paintings, and in addition to that I had a range of postcards to sell. The one you can see below is a postcard which has been sold quite a few times – in Berlin as well as during the group show last week end. It is a card which you can send to someone who is need of being cheered up – or you can hang it on your wall, have a look at the beginning of your day and feel better soon!


Jungle Flower. Gouache and stabilo 68 pens on watercolour paper.

I told you about the new cheap opaque watercolours. Well, they got me into practising watermedia again which in this case means rediscovering my gouache paints. This time however I tried to paint with my waterbrush, which regarding the way I can handle it, is similar to a pen. I noticed that I had far more control painting this way.

And, by the way, of course the Gouache paints – even a student quality like the Reeves set – have much more pigment in them and can be nicely mixed on the palette…


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