To paint my motive “Flower Window” on the subject of the Hahnemühle Calendar competition ‘Nature in the City’, I have chosen the water colour technique to paint on the mould-made watercolor paper William Turner with paints from Schmincke and brushes of da Vinci.

I started with patches in overlapping midtones and was very impressed by the transparency achieved. The brush strokes were emphasised

by the texture of the paper and gave the wall a grainy effect which underscores the rustic character.

I have retained the white colour of the paper in the flowers and in the roof. That was crucial to give the image a shiny effect and to emphasise the colours that give life to the motif.

In “Flower Window” entwined a branch of spring flowers the old weathered window. The beauty reflected in the window glass, which also mirrored the blue sky, forming a harmonious contrast to the sun’s rays.

This design is my interpretation of “Nature in the City”

By the way: The painting competition for the Hahnemühle Art Calendar 2017 is now open. It is themed ‘Animals’. We are looking for pets, wild creatures or fantasy animals from around the world in all painting techniques on a paper by Hahnemühle or Lana. More information and the entry conditions can be found on our website.

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