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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