Silvester Grüße - New Year wishes!

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 LUKCY PIG
#LittleGems 25
SIZE: 4 in. x 4 in. - 10 x 10 cm
PAPER: ARCHES ROUGH 300 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER





 LUKCY CLOVER
#LittleGems 24
SIZE: 4 in. x 4 in. - 10 x 10 cm
PAPER: ARCHES ROUGH 300 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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Es ist von grundlegender Bedeutung, 
jedes Jahr mehr zu lernen als im Jahr davor.

- Peter Ustinov


May the new year bring new happiness, new goals, 
new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life. 
Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness.

Sincerely yours,


Isabella 


Ich habe die Challenge mit den 100 #little gems nicht geschafft und dennoch bin ich sehr zufrieden, mit diesem Projekt, 25 sind immerhin ein Viertel. Solch kleine Formate sind wahrlich nicht meine Komfortzone, genauer gesagt habe ich eigentlich Miniaturen nie besonders gemocht, doch wie so oft, habe ich durch die Teilnahme viel gelernt und freue mich auf die kommenden Challenges in 2019. Von Herzen das Allerbeste Euch allen und ein glückliches 2019!!


I did not manage the challenge with the 100 #little gems and yet I'm very happy with this project, 25 are at least a quarter. Such small formats are not really my comfort zone, more specifically, I've never really liked miniatures, but as so often, I've learned a lot from attending and am looking forward to the upcoming challenges in 2019. The very best of you all and a happy one 2019 !!





Winter Solstice

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WINTER SOLSTICE
SIZE: 4 in. x 7 in. - 10 x 18,5 cm
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. 

~Ruth Stout





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Only an experiment with wet-on-wet technique, two colors and little time during the holiday preparations. But there is something in this I like and hope you like it too.

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Frohe Weihnachten! Merry Christmas!

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THIS WONDERFUL SEASON

SIZE: 7,9 in. x 19,7 in. - 20 x 50 cm
PAPER: GUARDI ARTISTICO - TORCHON 300 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER


Ich wünsche Euch von Herzen ein Frohes Weihnachtsfest mit unvergesslich schönen, harmonischen und friedvollen Augenblicken und der Muße ebendiese genießen zu können. 

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. 

Cordially yours,

Isabella 



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Icelandic studies 1

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ICELANDIC STUDIES 1
SIZE: 30 cm x 20 cm - 11,8" x 7,8"
PAPER: VANGEROU'S SKETCH BLOCK 200g/m² ROUGH
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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Quick sketch/study for a larger painting - Lake Thingvellir, Iceland. I’ve visited this magical place years ago during November with amazing cold weather, a very clear sky and so soft and romantic sundowns, it was unbelievable beautiful. Now I I’ll start with some paintings from my memories/own photos.

Sometimes a quick sketch is so perfect, done without any pressure on your shoulders, just following the own inspiration and the feeling for the place you'd like to paint. Do you know what I mean? Hopefully that the large version comes out so fresh and loose like the sketch. Let's cross the brushes for it!! 


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The best things in life ..




THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE AREN'T THINGS
SIZE: 10 cm x 15 cm - 4" x 6"
PAPER: CLAIREFONTAINE 300g/m² (140lb) COLD PRESSED 
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER


A little timelaps making of for you, hope you enjoy it! 






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When life gives you Monday

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU MONDAY ... 
SIZE:  42 x 14,8 cm
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 300 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER


When life gives you Monday,
dip it in glitter and sparkle all day. 


-Ella Woodward



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Lallybroch, Midhope Castle

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LALLYBROCH, MIDHOPE CASTLE 

SIZE: 12 in. x 18 in. - 30,5 x 45,5 cm 
PAPER: CANSON MOULIN DU ROY - cold pressed 300 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER
 

 Traveling through Scotland is a lifelong dream for me and surely I would visit Broch Tuarach, in reality Midhope Castle, located in Abercorn, just west of South Queensferry, on the Hopetoun estate where and used for several scenes for OUTLANDER series filming. 


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Autumn at Harz foothills

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AUTUMN AT HARZ FOOTHILLS 

SIZE: 15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 28 cm 
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD RKP FatPad ROUGH 425 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER
 

 This is my homeland region Lower Saxony, North Germany and I love this special mood a lot.
 I've painted this motive years ago with pastel: NEBELZEIT  and I'm sure this it isn't the last version. 


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Little Things

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LITTLE THINGS

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

2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER

I think it's important to find the little things
 in everyday life that make you happy. 

- Paula Cole



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Plaça del Prat de Sant Pere, Besalú

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PLACA DEL PRAT DE SANT PERE, BESALÚ
inside my travel sketch book

SIZE: 14,8 x 42 cm (2 x 14,8 x 21 cm)
PAPER: CLAIREFONTAINE TRAVEL SKETCH BOOK  170g/m² hot pressed
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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little Hedgehog - for November

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 LITTLE HEDGEHOG - for November
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
PAPER: GUARDI ARTISTICO - TORCHON 300 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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This is a new series, it's planned for each month an animal painted in square format with a loose background wash.  Now I've already 4 month: I've a bunny 4U- for March, Duckling - for April, Barn Owl - for October 

Especially in this year it's hard for hedgehogs, because of the very warm summer, they haven't enough winter fat. So have a look for them and maybe feed them. 




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Barn Owl - for October

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 BARN OWL - for October
SIZE: 15 in. x 15 in. - 38 x 38 cm
PAPER: GUARDI ARTISTICO - TORCHON 300 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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This is a new series, it's planned for each month an animal painted in square format with a loose background wash.  I've already 3 month: I've a bunny 4U- for March and Duckling - for April



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Villa Balbianello, Tremezzina

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VILLA BALBIANELLO, TREMEZZINA

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

2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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There are some places that we love much more than others and the region around Lake Como and Lake Maggiore in North Italy is definitely one of this for me. Six years ago I've painted this place for the first time --> Villa Balbianello - Lake Como


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I'm so glad ...

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I'M SO GLAD I LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE ARE OCTOBERS

SIZE: 17,7 in. x 12 in. - 45 x 31 cm 
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD MOULD MADE HP WHITE 300 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” 

– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables 


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This is an experimental work with strong colors in wet-on-wet-technique. Half the day I've worked in my garden and enjoyed the  wonderful fall colors in the late sunshine. Maybe some of this influences this work. 





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Montagnola

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

2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER


climbing gear
to reach this mountain's peak
Montagnola

©magyar


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Since years I'd the plan to paint some impressions of my autumn journey at Ticino 2011. This beautiful church is very near to Montagnola where Hermann Hesse has spend the half of his life.



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Pont de Pedra - Girona

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PONT DE PEDRA - GIRONA

SIZE: 15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 28 cm 
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD RKP FatPad ROUGH 425 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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Started a first version of this busy city view during the wonderful workshop with Joseph Zbukvic and EPC art courses pleinair at Girona. This is a 2nd version done at my studio and I'm really more satisfied with it. Hope you like it too. So much learned about picking the right object, composition, position of light and color choice. So all I need is time and practice to paint all the city views who I carry inside my head. 


I've found this wonderful film from ESCODA (world best brushes!!) created by Karen Jay Salvador  Septemer 2018 on YOUTUBE 





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Pajuda Sant Martí - Girona

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  PAJUDA SANT MARTÍ  - GIRONA- plein air 

SIZE: 15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 28 cm (quarter sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD RKP FatPad ROUGH 425 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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Started a plein air during fantastic workshop with Joseph Zbukvic and EPC art courses at GironaGirona
and finished at my studio.




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Calella de Palafrugell

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CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL

SIZE: 15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 28 cm (quarter sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD RKP FatPad ROUGH 425 g/m²
2018 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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Started a first version of this marvelous view during the wonderful workshop with Joseph Zbukvic and EPC art courses pleinair at Calella de Palafrugell. This is a 2nd version done at my studio and I'm sure it will be not my last painting of this lovely spot.




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