These aren't mine - they were painted by Emil Nolde. I wish I had painted them, and that I could paint this kind of thing - I am playing with it some - we'll see what happens.
Meantime, though, another painting finally got started (pictures later) and I wanted to share some Nolde watercolors. These are from that wonderful book Dearest bought me for Christmas. It has 104 plates - and I allow myself to turn one page, and see two new ones, about every week or so. I look at them often, but I just look at the ones I've already seen. So I've viewed eight - these are the three favorites so far. These are all about 5 x 7 inches in real life - and he did about 1300 of them while he was forbidden to paint by the Nazis. I'm working, in a painting of my own right now, to understand a little of the technique and color depth that appears in these tiny, intimate pieces.
I drew and completely erased two 19x19 paintings today. Back to blank paper. It was OK - I'm trying to get somewhere in particular, and I don't know how to start. I'll keep trying.