I know I’ve shared my friend Carsten Weiland‘s watercolors before — there is something about the rough strokes and hues of his paintings — especially mansions and landscapes — that bring an authenticity to all his work.
I used to live in a Second Empire home/mansion — a beautiful bed and breakfast in a small town. Times as they were, after eight years it was too hard to keep the business profitable. It was with a bittersweet sigh that we sold it and moved on. A wise and positive decision.
But Carsten’s paintings bring back the days of mansard roofs, balustrades, and stained glass windows, a delightful memory on a winter’s eve.
Do stroll through his website some time — it will be well worth your wandering.
Weathered Mansions in Watercolors
Every now and then I thought I’d share photographs I’ve taken of certain landscapes I find magical. Just my personal photographs — no professional photographers or computer enhancements here …
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Carsten Wieland is a watercolor painter from Essen, Germany.
During visits to the United States, Carsten fell in love with abandoned buildings, and began his watercolor journey.
Painting became his daily therapy and obsession.
Carsten believes the process is much more important than the result.
He believes the process of nature being taken back by nature will keep him painting for the next 10 years.
If you take a look at his art on his website, you hope he continues painting for a lot longer than that.
More of Carsten Wieland’s amazing watercolors can be found at https://brushparkwatercolors.wordpress.com.
Alas, writers always write faster than they think. And here it is, Sunday evening, and I’ve been doing a lot of thinking.
I so want to open an additional page on this website to highlight all the extraordinary images of Art I have come across through my travels. Images that add to the Sunday evening blogs I’ve been creating for you. But I’ve been dissatisfied with my progress, my ideas, my inability to put my thoughts onto the page in just the right way so that I can share them with you.
Like all of you creative muses out there know, you can’t put something out there until it feels right. Yes, there will always be something that needs to be tweaked; thank goodness there is no such thing as perfection. But it it doesn’t feel right *here* you shouldn’t put it out *there*. You need to take your time. You need to get it right.
So instead, I am going to offer some my own photographs on my Sunday Evening Art Gallery blog…photographs I took. I am in love with color, so that is what this gallery is called. Colors. I hope you enjoy them.