Sing me a song of Autumn

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SING ME A SONG OF AUTUMN

SIZE:  11 in. x 15 in. - 28 x 38 cm (quarter sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD 300 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors 
2020 © ISABELLA KRAMER


All about Autumn is lovely, sure, as a gardener, I'm not really a friend of bindweeds, but as a painter, I love all about this flower and so I'm very pleased about our new bindweed painting lesson at Jean Haines's Online Art School. 


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Purpurbeeren - Symphoricarpos

 

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

2020 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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This is just a 30-minute warm-up/exercise, done after work on a loose background wash. I got these branches in a lovely autumnal flower bouquet and was immediately fascinated by this pink berries. Still in berry painting mood inspired by Jean Haines Online Art School. www.watercolorinspiration. 





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Porquerolles Island - France's hidden gem

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 PORQUEROLLES ISLAND - FRANCE'S HIDDEN GEM
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 425 g/m²
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
2020 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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September is probably the best time to visit this wonderful rare peace and quiet island at the French Riviera. 


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Herbst Kleinigkeiten - Autumn's Simple Things


 AUTUMN'S SIMPLE THINGS - HERBST KLEINIGKEITEN 
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
PAPER: HAHNEMUEHE LEONARDO ROUGH 425 g/m²
2020 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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Oh yes, this is my month, my season, and my theme at the Online Art School of Jean Haines. www.watercolourinspiration.com And doing this little quartet was a lot of fun. Every evening after work I have worked a little bit on it and loved it. Started with a very loose wash and step by step finished each of these little motives. 


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Autumn Stories

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 AUTUMN STORIES

SIZE:  15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 56 cm (half sheet)
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 425 g/m²
2020 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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rose hips
how they curve the sunset
as she walks away

©John Hawkhead



Autumn is always my favorite season of the year with all its colors, amazing sundowns, poetic landscapes and so it's no wonder that I paint every year some autumn-inspired watercolors. This year is much more exciting because of the awesome inspiration from Jean Haines's Online Art School www.watercolorinspiration. The September theme is Going for Gold: Autumn Berries and my studio looks a little bit like a fairyland with all the gold powder around... 


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Food of Fairies

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 FOOD OF FAIRIES
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
2020 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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That I believe in fairytales is nothing new and so nobody wonders that I love the September theme at Jean Haines's Online Art School. All about autumn, it's colors, berries branches, the gold of leaves around is such a lovely part of nature's magic, so I can't stop playing with new and old pigment, favorites and forgotten.


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Blissful Autumn

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BLISSFUL AUTUMN

SIZE:  11 in. x 15 in. - 28 x 38 cm (quarter sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD 300 g/m²
2020 © ISABELLA KRAMER


Color is a power which directly influences the soul.

— Wassily Kandinsky


This is my first attempt to the "Going for Gold: Autumn Berries" Theme at the Online Art School of Jean Haines www.watercolourinspiration.com. It's a little bit messy, and I'm not sure if I like it. But there was so much happiness in me while creating that I decided to share my blissful autumn wash with you.


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Koh Samui Memories - Walking between stars

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 KOH SAMUI MEMORIES - WALKING BETWEEN STARS 
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
2020 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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I will never forget this special moment years ago on the dreamy island Koh Samui, Thailand. While walking in the unbelievable warm ocean water I discovered that there were so beautiful starfishes around my feet. The lovely Online Art School of Jean Haines brought back these amazing memories. Thank you so much, Jean! 



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Birth of a Star

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 BIRTH OF A STAR
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
2020 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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While missing the sea in the Corona year, I love this theme at Jean Haines Online Art School www.watercolorinspiration very much. I can walk at the beach in my imagination looking for starfishes, feathers, seashells, and beautiful stones.

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