Chinatown, New York

This is another quick sketch I did right after the ones I published in my last post. I think it's great fun to do these kind of sketches, which gives me no time to get hung up in mistakes or proportions not being spot on. This also gives a very different look than in watercolour…

Sketching fast and loose

I've read that quick sketching is a great way to learn to draw the most important things and lines in a drawing. By forcing yourself to draw quickly, you'll need to find the areas and features you want to focus on, and decide to leave some other things behind. So I decided I would do…

Cinque Terre, Italy

For this painting I wanted to use a different set of colours than I've been using lately. More precise, I wanted to use some pastel colours. A good place to start when it comes to buildings painted with pastel colours is Southern Europe. I chose a scenery from Cinque Terre, Italy, showing a small, narrow…

The main street of Oatman

For this painting, I wanted to have a go at the main street of Oatman, US, which we visited in 2014. This is the photograph I decided to use: Oatman, Arizona I don't have any pictures of either the initial sketch or wash, though. This because it actually took me three attempts to get a…

A watercolour bouquet

In my last post I ended up making a marker bouquet. This was my first attempt at drawing a bouquet, and afterwards I really got an urge to repeat it. It just felt extremely calming drawing the petals and flowerheads, and giving them some colour. This time I wanted to use an approach I've seen…

It became a marker bouquet

In my last post I showed a bouquet i drew, using a fine liner pen. It looked like this: An ink bouquet When I drew it, I was sure I would splash some watercolour on it. Just putting in some vibrant colours and hope for the best. After it was done, though, I got the…

An ink bouquet

This is my first attempt drawing flowers up close, which ended up as a bouquet. An ink bouquet I just felt in the mood for drawing some petals and flower heads, and started a doodle at the livingroom table. It was so relaxing watching the bouquet grow larger, just letting the hand work freely. Now…

A gas station in Death Valley

This was an attempt to paint a gas station in Death Valley, California, which we visited on a road trip in 2014. A gas station in Death Valley We actually had kind of a nerve wracking start to the whole trip, as an oil lamp suddenly got turned on on the dashboard of our rental…

The Oatman Post Office

One of my most common mistakes in watercolour painting, is to take on a too complicated or detailed scenery. I just don't have the skills to master it yet. So, for this painting, I decided to make it a bit less complicated. I wanted a scenery with just one main building, adding some people to…