Optimism



OPTIMISM

SIZE:  15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 56 cm (half sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 300 g/m²
2019 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller



Inspired by a license-acquired photo from Adobe Stock DATEI-NR.: 134352444 I have discovered this image and I loved it at first sight and know, I must paint it. It was a little bit complicated because I had to buy first a license and it isn't allowed to sell this image. But none of that frightened me and I really enjoyed working on this wonderfully happy and optimistic motif. 


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Dad's Tree

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DAD'S TREE - 
 VATERS BAUM 
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
2019 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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During our Christmas family visit, my over 90 years old daddy talked about the Christmas times long ago, when he wents in the woods and brought a Christmas tree at home, cut by himself, in a fir wood full of snow and silence.    


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The Carousel Horses

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 THE CAROUSEL HORSES

an old Carousel at the Christmas Market, Hannover

SIZE:  15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 56 cm (half sheet)
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 425 g/m²
2019 © ISABELLA KRAMER


in all innocence
next to the Christmas carousel
observing my own childhood

©isabella.kramer



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Christmas Cake - Weihnachtskuchen

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CHRISTMAS CAKE - 
 WEIHNACHTSKUCHEN 
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
2019 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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I've discovered a new recipe for a wonderful Christmas cake. It's very yummy filled with a delicious cream and surrounded by gingerbread men. And so very decorative, isn't it. 
So it's my third cake painting (first you can find here Kuchen/cake). Maybe it's the start of a new series. 




“Take the broken pieces of your life, bake a master cake out of it. 
Don't stand still like a lake; keep flowing like a stream!" 

 Israelmore Ayivor 


I want to thank you from my heart for your so kind interest in my work, 
your supportive comments and your wonderful friendship during all these years blogging here. 

I wish you Merry Christmas for you and yours
and a fantastic, creative and peaceful 2020!!  


Cordially yours,

Isabella 


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It is December!

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IT IS DECEMBER!

SIZE:  15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 56 cm (half sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 300 g/m² 

2019 © ISABELLA KRAMER

walkers
at this rivers frozen edge
a dog pulls for home


©magyar


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That's my contribution to the DECEMBER painting challenge at the FB Watercolor Art on Paper group. 
This month's theme was a very inspiring photo by Jack Doctors. Not easy to paint, but with a lot of fun. 


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Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus

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MEIN KLEINER GRÜNER KAKTUS 
my little green cactus 

SIZE: 12 in. x 9 in. - 30,5 x 23 cm 
PAPER: FABRIANO COLD PRESSED 300 g/m²
2019 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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Nun kann ich es offiziell posten, dieser "Kleine grüne Kaktus" ist mein @Wichtelzauberei2019 Geschenk für die @Josephine.Nähmaschine auf Instagram. Sie hat mir nämlich erzählt, dass sie Blumenbilder und besonders Sukkulenten mag. Ich hoffe, dass sie viel Freude mit diesem sehr pflegeleichten Gesellen hat. 

Now I can post it officially, this "Little Green Cactus" is my @Wichtelzauberei2019 present for @JosephineNähmaschine on Instagram. She told me that she likes flower pictures and especially succulents. So I hope that she has a lot of fun with this very easy-going fellow.  


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