“Autumn is definitely my favourite season. What I love about it are colors of the nature and the quality of crisp air when the weather gets colder. It makes me feel calm and save. Later, just before the first snow covers the ground, I can sense the stillness of the nature, it tells me that everything is fine and it is ready for winter.”
Watercolour, Gesso and Fibre-tip pen on 200g paper, A3
The first thoughts of making the below piece were to cherish the beauty of nature; point out the beautiful colors and shapes and note that eventually we all are part of it, as unfortunately we tend to forget it. Later, working on the painting further, I noticed that the method I draw lines became equally important theme in the work. This was my first time I was working on with a fiber-tip pen on a heavy structured surface. That is, it was almost impossible to draw straight lines when using black pen. Instead of forcing the lines, this learning made me emphasise the beauty of structured surface and follow the material when forming lines; I wanted that lines can float freely. I found, it also supported the actual theme (cherish beauty of nature) as lines made the painting more lively and nature-like when I couldn’t completely control the outcome.
Work in Progress:
Watercolor, gesso and pen on 300g paper, size 68×98 cm
My latest work got its inspiration from my dream. A woman was swimming in a lake, at the backround I could see an amusement park and lots of high buildings. Later, I only saw high grass by the lake. Finally woman stood up and I could see that she was wearing a cape which was full of small diamonds inside and they were shimmering with sun.
Technique:Watercolor, gesso and pen on 300g/m2 aquarelle paper, size 68×98 cm
My cute little Orchid gave me inspiration for the below piece, which I finalised recently. I was wondering how she looked so good since weeks had passed and I had forgotten to water her. I checked the vase and I could see little water at the bottom, but as the vase was too narrow, pot didn’t reach the bottom, and normally plant would have not survived. For my surprise, my persistent Orchid had grown a root through the small whole and now drank the leftover water. It really impressed me a lot.
With the illustration I want to cherish how amazingly nature finds its way to reach water and and sun.
Technique: Watercolor and India Ink on 300g/m2 aquarelle paper, size 50×65 cm