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At times, ABC Wednesday throws me for a loop. For the A I had no inspiration. When I went to the English-Dutch dictionary, I saw words like Art, Arches (my favorite watercolor paper), Aquarel! Okay then, I got back “in the zone:)”
Watercolor, Up Hill or Down Hill? © St Germain
California has been my source of education and inspiration. Not only in my approach to therapy, but also in art. In particular, in watercolor. Or, as they say in Europe, the acquarel.
Since I saw so many approaches in watercolor here, I decided to try it out a long time ago. In Europe the aquarel does not have much prestige. The Great Old Masters used watercolor like soft pastel. More like a sketch, to “practice” the bigger oil painting.
Little did I know how addictive aquarel is. I went for at least five years to almost any watercolor workshop in the Los Angeles area (and there are many, where I lived, back then). Also, I spent each summer for about 10 years, a week in Yosemite Nat. Park, to study under the professional artist who would be there that week. If we would go for a day trip somewhere, I always had a field palette 3 brushes, and a small watercolor bloc in my purse of backpack.
So, when changing to make the oil medium my main way of expression, it was a cinch. When you can handle watercolor, virtually any other medium is easier.
(Random: the R, ABC Wed. – A))
To become versatile, I did a wide range of subjects. Flowers, like Camellias, animals, buildings, etc.
(Random: the fun, Weekend Green)
Photo of a Camellia (so, this is not an aquarel!)
in Southern California they start blooming in January.
(Floral Bliss, Floral Fri Foto, Weekend Green)
Right now am in the mood for simplicity in design.
Arg, am changing things on 2 computers, but even when I save, it doesn’t show up on the other. This is in El Dorado hills, one of the more modern and richer suburbs of Sacramento.
An Old house in N. of the Netherlands, at the canal with a reflection. The house is probably 16th century, but I would have to look up the gable. Very common in the Netherlands is the low light.
Tue Treasure, Tue Travel, Weekend Reflection
(Random: the Good, Nature Notes, Makro Tex, Sky Watch)
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