Tutorial: Deers in the winter

I have I thought it is once again time for a small photo tutorial for a painting what I have named “deers in winter”. If you want to own the original painting click here. At first I have searched for a nice reference photo for the deers on Pixabay. This I needed to create easily the outlines. The paper I used is 300 gsm watercolor paper from Hahnenmühle. It’s the rough version. I really love the texture. I primed the paper with two layers of white gesso from Schmincke. You don’t have to do that, but in my case there» Read more


Es ist warm bzw. heiß und das Meer zu weit weg. Auf Freibad habe ich keine Lust. So habe ich heute im Garten ein kühles Motiv gemalt. Ich hoffe diese Tierchen in meinem Meeresurlaub nicht anzutreffen. Aber schön sind sie ja schon. Ich habe mal wieder Cèzanne Aquarellpapier verwendet. 300g schwer und hot pressed. Als erstes habe ich meinen Block in vier Bereiche eingeteilt und mit etwas Klebeband voreinander geschützt. Die Fläche oben links habe ich dann mit reichlich Wasser befeuchtet. Gerade wenn man draußen malt trocknet alles schneller weg. Der nächste Schritt war das Einfärben. Zunächst einmal mit türkis.» Read more

New landscapes

I finally won the fight with Hahnemühle’s handmade watercolor paper (Cézanne), as I think. I have already started several times or tried to paint something on this paper, but it looked like a child spill. I used until this point rough cold-pressed watercolor paper (Britannia) made of wood fibers. This is also from Hahnemühle and it allowed me an excellent work back and forth. I was able to apply color and, to a certain extent, remove it again. The Cézanne is made of 100% cotton shades and allows removing paint very spartan. It absorbs the water damn fast. I feel» Read more

Lavender field and white edges

The best thing about painting is, besides painting itself, the removal of the painter crepes / tape. Then the white edges come out and it just looks good. I painted this lavender field with the help of masking fluid. I masked the lavender flowers in the foreground and then created the background with a wet and wet technique. After drying the paper, I removed the masking fluid and painted the flowers. The release of white spots shows special accents in the picture. I’m using a tip from a Facebook group “watercolor for beginners” the pink ribbon from Tesa. That is» Read more