Leaves of the trees are turning already yellow because of continuous heat. Forecast has promised rain for tomorrow!
People were inrested to see how pigment and water are flowing on the watercolour paper.
There were 6-8 painters at the open air painting session, which was organized by Finnish Watercolour Society. All over the country there were 30 of these kind of painting happenings.
It has been incredible hot. Plants and also people are suffering from draught. But today we got some rain! How thankful I am.
Have we forgot who has created the planet, the plants and its people?
Bible says (Joel 2:23): He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains…
How to to paint when you feel yourself discouraged and weary? How to find strenght to paint?
It can happen with colors. Select a bright watercolorpigment and let it go with water.
This is a small watercolor painting I made Yesterday. I tried to give watercolor some more light by taking color off from the paper with a sponge or paper towel while the paper was damp.
It has been too long since I painted last time. Now it is time to begin the finger exercises. This is a watercolor from today. It takes at least three weeks before the hand begins to get used to painting.
Part of my new watercolor Vegetable objects.
It was 6th time we celebrated the birthday of famous Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck 10.7. by painting watercolor at the Kenkävero garden at Mikkeli. We were lucky as there were only small drops of rain at Friday.
Peonies at Kenkävero garden.
I am waiting for sun and heat. For buds in the trees. Just one moment yet.