Painting with emotions
Painting watercolours is one of my great passion. The
challenge for me is not to get all the details in the
painting but to express the feelings in my head, the
atmosphere and the mood. I like greys and earthcolors
like the old 19th century Dutch masters.
Watercolour is a transparant medium and its real beauty lies in the clarity and freshness of the applied paint. That's why I love watercolour so much.
I'll get my inspiration from the nature and having a walk in the old city of Dordrecht.
Sometimes it's a struggle for me to get a good watercolor painting, it's a difficult medium and often a surprise how you're colors react. I tore up my many failures but I was never sufficiently discouraged to quit.
It is very important that you feel yourself well before leaving to paint, if you're tired or strained, it does not succeed simply. When I'm tired I don't paint but catch a good book and relax.
Relaxed feeling frequently leads to the best results, this goes frequently accompanied by the necessary "inspiration".