Duhnen Mudflat Race

 



Duhner Wattrennen - 
Duhnen Mudflat Race

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


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Once a year in August a harness and thoroughbred racing event takes place on the North Sea beachside of Duhnen. It all began in 1902. It's the only one of this kind in the World. 

This is my first attempt at the theme and I've done it without any primary drawing, only thinking about movement and colors. Just in the way I've learned during my time at Jean Haines Art School. 





Garden Studio and a study

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The best thing about having a garden is that I can take my studio outside and enjoy both, painting watercolor and sitting in a wonderful garden. 





Study for
the Best Wave of your Life

SIZE: 14,5 in. x 11 in. - 37 x 28 cm
PAPER: 
BOCKINGFORD RKB  FatPad NOT 425g/m² (200lb)
COLORS:  DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors   

2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER 

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A quick study of my idea for a seascape painting with two surfers. 



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Garden of Villa Melzi, Lake Como - Italy

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Garden of Villa Melzi, Lake Como - Italy 

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

2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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is my submission for Ali Cavanaugh's Patreon challenge #43 illuminate the ordinary - Art Class of Ali Cavanaugh. Done after an inspiration of my own photography taken at the gorgeous park of Villa Melzi years ago. This is such a magical and beautiful place and I have visited it several times. I can't wait to be there again. 



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Leuchtturm Roter Sand - Lighthouse Red Sand

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Leuchturm Roter Sand -
Lighthouse Red Sand

SIZE: 15,7 in. x 15,7 in. - 40 x 40 cm
PAPER: GUARDI ARTISTICO - TORCHON 300 g/m²
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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The "Roter Sand" lighthouse, now a listed building, is a historic building northeast of the island of Wangerooge. The imposing and at the same time picturesque building with the eye-catching bay windows is located under the coordinates 53 ° 51´ 18 N / 08 ° 04´ 54 E in the North Sea. The well-known lighthouse is considered the first-ever offshore construction and has shown the way to ships for 97 years since 1885 with its two-wick oil lamp. ©www.roter-sand.de



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Confronting a storm...

 



Confronting a storm...

"Confronting a storm is like fighting God. All the powers in the universe seem to be against you and, in an extraordinary way, your irrelevance is at the same time both humbling and exalting." 

―Francis LeGrande



SIZE: 15,7 in. x 15,7 in. - 40 x 40 cm
PAPER: GUARDI ARTISTICO - TORCHON 300 g/m²
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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Inspired by the actual tutorial at Jean Haines'S Online Art School. 


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The best wave of your life...

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The best Wave of your Life is still out there. 

- Steve Hawk 

SIZE: 30 in. x 22 in. - 76 x 56 cm (full imperial sheet)
PAPER: SAUNDERS WATERFORD ROUGH 425 g/m²


2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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Summer's Poppies Meadow

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Summer's Poppies Meadow

SIZE: 15,7 in. x 15,7 in. - 40 x 40 cm
PAPER: GUARDI ARTISTICO - TORCHON 300 g/m²
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER

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I discovered this impressive place years ago and can't resist coming back and paint its full summer spirit. 


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A woman with a cat

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A woman with a cat

SIZE: 30 cm x 30 cm - 11,8" x 11,8"
PAINTING GROUND: PAINTING BORD primed with QOR WATERCOLOR GROUND
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors,
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER



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is my submission for Ali Cavanaugh's Patreon challenge #41 other side of you - Art Class of Ali Cavanaugh. Done on painting board primed with Qor Watercolor ground. The result is a very smooth surface, not so easy to handle but you can remove nearly any pigments from it. These challenges are amazing and help me coming out of my comfort zone and stretching my skills. I'm so very happy to be a part of this wonderful group. 

I've lost after 17 wonderful years my beloved Xenia last Friday and I'm really heartbroken. Our furry friends are part of our family and it's not easy to let them go. But painting this double portrait helps 


 

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Soap Bubble Girl

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Soap Bubble Girl

SIZE: 20 cm x 20 cm - 5,5" x 5,5"
PAINTING GROUND: AMPERSAND AQUABORD 3 mm
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors,
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER



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This sweet memory is my contribution to the #TOY 40 challenge at the Art Class of Ali Cavanaugh. Done on Ampersand Aquabord again. 



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The Fairbank Twins

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The Fairbank Twins

SIZE:  18 in. x 24 in. - 46 x 61 cm 
PAPER: ARCHES GRAIN FIN - COLD PRESSES 300 g/m²
2021© ISABELLA KRAMER

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The Fairbank Twins … glorious and beautiful Ziegfeld Girls

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it‘s too late for the #nostalgia #challenge but nevertheless, I have so much fun working on this painting.
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First Love

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First Love

SIZE: 20 cm x 20 cm - 5,5" x 5,5"
PAINTING GROUND: AMPERSAND AQUABORD 3 mm
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors,
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER



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This sweet memory is my contribution to the #NOSTALGIA 39 challenge at the Art Class of Ali Cavanaugh. Done on Ampersand Aquabord again. 

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Iris blossom in a small glass vase

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Iris blossom in a small glass vase

SIZE:  12 in. x 12 in. - 31 x 31 cm 
PAPER: ARCHES GRAIN TORCHON ROUGH 425 g/m²
2021© ISABELLA KRAMER

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Painting together with friends is one of these moments I've missed so much during the last Covid infected year. So I was very pleased (after full vaccination!!)  and happy that my dear friend Gabriele Rinkleff invited me to paint together in her gorgeous atelier. This broken wonderful blossom was our warming up exercise and I like the result and hope you agree. 


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Portrait of Rory

 




Portrait of Rory

SIZE: 20 cm x 20 cm - 5,5" x 5,5"
PAINTING GROUND: AMPERSAND AQUABORD 3 mm
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors,
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER



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That's my first try on Aquaboard and no, it isn't as easy as Ali Cavanaugh makes it look like, but it's absolutely awesome for portrait paintings. Inspired by the Art Class of Ali Cavanaugh. 


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Undersea Girl

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Undersea Girl

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,

2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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One more memory painting from gorgeous underwater experiences during our long time ago Thailand vacations. 

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Mean of refuge

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Mean of Refuge


SIZE: 14 cm x 15cm - 5,5" x 5,5"
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD FAT PAD 425g/m² (200lb) ROUGH
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors,
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER


there are two means of refuge
from the miseries of life: 
music and cats 

- Albert Schweitzer 




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Dreaming allowed

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Dreaming allowed


SIZE: 14 cm x 15cm - 5,5" x 5,5"
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD FAT PAD 425g/m² (200lb) ROUGH
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER



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One more miniature beach painting against wanderlust. 



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Undersea Scape - 4

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Undersea Scape - 4


SIZE: 14 cm x 15cm - 5,5" x 5,5"
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD FAT PAD 425g/m² (200lb) ROUGH
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors,
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER



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Practicing more undersea scapes is always like having some vacation days at the sea. 

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ask the children

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ASK THE CHILDREN

SIZE: 14 cm x 15cm - 5,5" x 5,5"
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD FAT PAD 425g/m² (200lb) ROUGH
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors,
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER


One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. 

- Johann Wolfgang vo Goethe



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I found no time for serious painting but missing my brushes I had to do some miniatures and I must say it feels gorgeous to play with water and pigments again. 



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Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui

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Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui

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

2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER


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I couldn't resist painting more memories from our Thailand travels years ago.



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The Scarlet Macaw

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The Scarlet Macaw

SIZE: 14,5 in. x 11 in. - 37 x 28 cm
PAPER: 
BOCKINGFORD RKB  FatPad NOT 425g/m² (200lb)
COLORS:  DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors   

2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER 

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A quick study of a scarlet macaw, sometimes these spontaneous works are the best. Done without primary drawing. 


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Lavender Girl

 



Lavender Girl 

SIZE:  16 in. x 12 in. - 41 x 31 cm 
PAPER: DALER ROWNEY - THE LANGTON 425 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors
2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER


Inspired by Ali Cavanaugh's Art School. One more of my portrait exercises, there's a long way to go for me, but I love every single step. 


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Spring at the Floodplain Forest 2

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Spring at the Floodplain Forest 2

SIZE:  15 in. x 22 in. - 38 x 56 cm (half sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 425 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors, SENNIELIER, WINDSOR & NEWTON

2021 © ISABELLA KRAMER



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Again a landscape painting about one of my favorite homeland areas. 


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