Creative Blog: Watercolours


We would like to introduce you to some Schmincke artists and ask them about their artistic work. We are happy to present interesting, international artists and we are curious about their answer.


Esther Peck, our Schmincke ambassador from Singapore, shows us how to paint various fresh peonies:


The artist Imke Hahn has created an inventive watercolour painting using HORADAM® watercolours and some Schmincke AQUA mediums. In this instruction, she shows us step by step how much life and structure can exist in and around a painted light bulb. Along the way you will also learn about some very important watercolour mediums.


Dune landscapes and fresh air are predestined for watercolour painting. The watercolour painter Wiebke Meier has created the dune theme with the AQUA DROP colours by Schmincke and shows here step by step how she proceeds. Can you smell the sea air, too?


How can I create light effects in watercolour paintings? Günter Haslbeck shows us with his painting "Rock Concert in the Groitlstodl" how he succeeds in doing washing out HORADAM® watercolour.


The artist tells us of her idea: "Excavator in watercolour - is one of my favourite themes. I like this contrast between the light, flowing watercolour and the heavy construction machines. In this painting I explore the process of extracting raw material. The vehicle and the excavator are heavy and remain quite stable while the shovel of the...


It's hard to believe there is such a thing: The British Bellerby & Co. Globemakers manufacture individual globes in their London factory, which are then hand-painted with watercolours, e.g. HORADAM® watercolours. We were so impressed that we would like to show you some beautiful photos of the production steps, even if this is not a classic...


The trendy technique of "watercolour letters" is very versatile, and it is a delight for beginners and advanced users alike. In this blog the font artist Julia Faßhauer shows us step by step how to colour a graphically designed motto with different HOARADAM® watercolours.


Who says cake always makes you fat? The watercolour painter Tanja Werner presents a cake without calories and only with the finest HORADAM® watercolours.


Idea: By creating this painting, I wanted to capture very quick, but unforgettable time, when there is the beginning of sunset in the mountains, the sky is coloured in yellow and rose shades, and all peaks show their power and beauty before plunging into darkness.


Botanical painting has been practiced already in the ancient world but is also today a famous painting style especially amongst watercolour painters. We like to show you step by step a beautiful example of botanical painting – a watercolour rose painted by the German artist Susanne Absolon.


Urban impressions painted with watercolour are as demanding as versatile and thus an always popular theme for watercolour painters. The Swiss artist Wilhelm Fikisz takes us to Venice and shows us step by step how he paints a palazzi scene.


The watercolour artist Marina Abramova has a very special feeling for painting light, as demonstrated in this impressive step by step painting. The architecture of the Frankfurt fair in evening light was her inspiration for this shining watercolour painting during the Creative World fair:


Working on a painting already starts earlier than the real painting process, especially when painting flowers. As they wilt quickly, it can be useful to collect appropriate photos. Sometimes snapshots are sufficient, sometimes you already choose the right perspective and the composition when taking photos. Even flicking through photos can be...


Is it possible to work with watercolours on an acrylic painting? It is! The German artist Gabriele Templin-Kirz shows us in a portrait painting, how to do it. Keeping in mind the following recommendations, you will find lots of creative options besides the usual painting techniques. We will show you step by step how it works:


Like many other artists, Sabine Hilscher has also found her own technique - painting and spatula techniques with watercolours in tubes. Let´s have a look at this colourful and expressive painting.