Christmas Market Celle

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CHRISTMAS MARKET CELLE 

SIZE: 22 in. x 15 in. - 56 x 38 cm - half sheet 
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 425 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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part of: AQUARELLE EN BRENNE CHALLENGE DE PEINTURE  this month with one of my photographs as impulse 





What a year - I've posted 120 painting during 2016, really a large number for me. 
I want to thank you from my heart for your so kind interest in my work, 
your supportive comments and your so wonderful friendship 
during all this years blogging here. 

Wish you a fantastic, creative and peaceful 2017!!  

Cordially yours,


Isabella 




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Wintry Breakfast

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WINTRY BREAKFAST

SIZE: 22  X 15 inch - 56 x 38 cm
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 425g/m² (200lb) - half sheet - 
MATERIALS: DANIEL SMITH EXTRA FINE WATERCOLORS 

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER









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Berlin - Bode Museum in Winter

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BERLIN - BODE MUSEUM IN WINTER

SIZE: 22  X 15 inch - 56 x 38 cm
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 425g/m² (200lb) - half sheet - 
MATERIALS: DANIEL SMITH EXTRA FINE WATERCOLORS 

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER




Merry Christmas with noble companions

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NOBLE COMPANIONS
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 41 x 41 cm

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER


I wrote a letter to Santa and told him 
to bring you everything you wanted for Christmas, 
so hopefully he will answer and make all your dreams come true.
The glory and beauty of this wonderful season 
is something we all can share together. 
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 
and a prosperous New Year.



Cordially yours,

Isabella 







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Nature morte avec une cruche bleu

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NATURE MORTE AVEC UNE CRUCHE BLEU

SIZE: 28 cm x 38 cm
PAPER: 
BOCKINGFORD RKB  FatPad ROUGH 425g/m² (200lb)
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors


2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER






Too late for "A nos pinceaux", but inspired by ... 

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Berlin - loose, Bode Museum

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BERLIN - LOOSE, BODE MUSEUM

SIZE: 22  X 15 inch - 56 x 38 cm
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 425g/m² (200lb) - half sheet - 
MATERIALS: DANIEL SMITH EXTRA FINE WATERCOLORS 

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER






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Painting Claude Monet

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PAINTING CLAUDE MONET 

SIZE: 22  X 15 inch - 56 x 38 cm
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 640g/m² (300lb) - half sheet - 
MATERIALS: DANIEL SMITH EXTRA FINE WATERCOLORS 

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER




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A Christmas Carol

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL 

(with the sketch for it)

SIZE: 14,8 cm x 42 cm
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD RKB FATPAD 300g/m² (140lb) ROUGH
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors and a hint of GOLD


2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER






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Flores de Pascua

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FLORES DE PASCUA 
SIZE: 46 cm x 30,5 cm - 18 in. X 12 in.
PAPER:
LANAQUARELLE GRAIN SATINE 300g/m² (140lb)
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors


2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER





I thought during painting this at the gorgeous Christmas 🎄 holidays we've spend at Fuerteventura, Canary Islands years ago. Christmas is there so full filled with colors and happiness. And everywhere there are hedges and huge trees of these wonderful plants.



Hazel get the sofa

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HAZEL GET THE SOFA 
SIZE: 28 cm x 38 cm
PAPER: 
BOCKINGFORD RKB  FatPad ROUGH 425g/m² (200lb)
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors


2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER




Hazel is the beautiful 8 years old Great Dane from Lynn Terry and I hope she like my portrait of her "best friend in the whole world".







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dear Robin Redbreast

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DEAR ROBIN REDBREAST

SIZE: 16 in. x 14,5 in. - 41 x 37 cm 
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 640 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER





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Collioure - la lumière du sud

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COLLIOURE - LA LUMIÈRE DU SUD 

SIZE: 30 in. x 22 in. - 76 x 56 cm (full imperial sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 300 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER




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the blue prince

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THE BLUE PRINCE

SIZE: 14,5 in. x 11 in. - 37 x 28 cm
PAPER: HAHNEMUEHLE LEONARDO - ROUGH 600 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors


2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER





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"Ich gehe mit meiner Laterne ..."

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"ICH GEHE MIT MEINER LATERNE ..." 
 (CHILDREN WITH LANTERNS) 

SIZE: 41 x 37 cm - 16 x 14,5 inch

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER



this is my yearly lantern painting, even an exercise for more practise in wet-in-wet technique. 


The nights before and on the night of Nov. 11, children walk in processions carrying lanterns, which they made in school, and sing Martin songs. Usually, the walk starts at a church and goes to a public square. A man on horseback dressed like St. Martin accompanies the children. When they reach the square, Martin’s bonfire is lit and Martin’s pretzels are distributed.[3]

In some regions of Germany (e.g. Rhineland or Bergisches Land) in a separate procession the children also go from house to house with their lanterns, sing songs and get candy in return.

The origin of the procession of lanterns is unclear. To some, it is a substitute for the St. Martin bonfire, which is still lit in a few cities and villages throughout Europe. It formerly symbolized the light that holiness brings to the darkness, just as St. Martin brought hope to the poor through his good deeds. Even though the tradition of the large, crackling fire is gradually being lost, the procession of lanterns is still practiced.





During my childhood, we often went at the late autumn afternoon with our lanterns through the streets and sang. In Germany there are many songs which are specially composed and have been written in ancient times. One of them is "Ich gehe mit meiner Laterne" 








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Autumn Leaves

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AUTUMN LEAVES

SIZE: 14,2 in. x 18,9  in. - 36 x 24 cm
PAPER: HAHNEMUEHLE LEONARDO - ROUGH 600 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors


2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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last of the year

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THE LAST OF THE YEAR

SIZE: 11 in. x 15 in. - 28 x 38 cm (quarter sheet)
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 425 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER



This is one of the paintings I've started during the wonderful Jean Haines workshop several weeks ago and now I've finished it. Not going for gold, but I hope I'm on my way ... ;-) 




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the school trip

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THE SCHOOL TRIP
(to Golden Hall of Tōshōdai-ji in Nara, Japan) 

SIZE: 30 in. x 22 in. - 76 x 56 cm (full imperial sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 300 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER




 Photo reference: Huge thanks to Sudarin Unn, ninth sunn,a good friend and famous photographer and graphic artist living in London, UK, with his friendly permission. Thank you so much sudarin, you're work inspires me again and again. 




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Autumn City







AUTUMN CITY

SIZE: 30 in. x 22 in. - 76 x 56 cm
PAPER: LEONARDO HAHNEMUEHLE MATT 600 g/m²
COLORS: SENNELIER, MIJELLO, SCHMINCKE, WINSOR & NEWTON

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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This was my first painting during a Viktoria Prischedko's watercolor workshop, 07.10. - 09.10.2016 in Trier, Germany. 




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in love with lanterns

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IN LOVE WITH LANTERNS 

SIZE: 16,5 in. x 22 in. - 42 x 56 cm
PAPER: BRITANNIA HAHNEMUEHLE MATT 300 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER





this is a doodle wash during a phase I paint a large watercolor with many details. Sometimes I need a break to calm me down and get a little bit distance between me and this large painting with nearly 20 persons ... curios ??? Looks good so far, so I believe its worth to wait for. 




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The faded voice of Summer

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THE FADED VOICE OF SUMMER 

SIZE: 15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 56 cm (half sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 300 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER












One more flower painting inspired by Jean Haines' beautiful painting style. I feel very at home 
in this way of painting, and feel that new doors open for me. I'm curious to see where it will lead me.





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Varieties of Pumpkins

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VARIETIES OF PUMPKINS


SIZE: 11 in. x 15 in. - 28 x 39 cm (quarter sheet)
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 425 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER






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A Dreamer

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 A DREAMER

SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
PAPER: GUARDI ARTISTICO - TORCHON 300 g/m²

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER






“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”


– Oscar Wilde





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Grape Days

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GRAPE DAYS  
SIZE: 38 cm x 28 cm
PAPER: 
BOCKINGFORD RKB  FatPad ROUGH 425g/m² (200lb)

COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors


2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER


This is one of the paintings I've started during the wonderful Jean Haines workshop three weeks ago and now I've finished it. Maybe it's a little bit overworked, but it's such a nice idea for a larger version that I hope you enjoy it too. 






Closeness

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CLOSENESS 
SIZE: 28 cm x 38 cm
PAPER: 
BOCKINGFORD RKB  FatPad ROUGH 425g/m² (200lb)

COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors



2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER






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Elderberries - a sketch

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ELDERBERRIES - A SKETCH


SIZE: 5,5 in. x 9,4 in. - 14 x 24 cm
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 425 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER



the main color in this sketch created on a first wash after JEAN HAINES is the gorgeous Rose of Ultramarin by DANIEL SMITH






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Physalis Time

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PHYSALIS TIME

SIZE: 11 in. x 15 in. - 28 x 38 cm
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 300 g/m² (200lb)
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER




this is done on a warm up exercise after Jean Haines, with first no idea what will come out some days ago ... 


- today I've turn it and voilà, I could see Physalis and more Physalis 





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the soft soul - a Highland Cattle

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THE SOFT SOUL - A HIGHLAND CATTLE

SIZE: 11 x 15 inch. - 28 x 38 cm
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD RKB FATPAD 425g/m² (200lb) ROUGH
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors


2016 © ISABELLA KRAMER

In this version I've tried to catch more the soft soul of this beautiful animals, done on a background wash inspired by Jean Haines teaching.



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