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Them good ol' days

While doing some spring cleaning around the house i came across this little item: it’s the „Schminke” watercolor box my father gave to me when I must have been 13 years old. During a summer vacation in Denmark, my father used to go out into those beautiful little villages to make some really amazing watercolor paintings.

I don’t remember where it was exactly, but it must have been the summer of 1984 when we first sat next to each other while painting the same subject, from a different angle. My parents still have that very first painting and i’ll upload a picture of it when i get the chance.

This little box has been with me ever since. Some of the original cubes are even still in there. I’ve used it in the Art Academy and during my studies at the St Lucas Art school (now LUCA). I later used it to do some illustration work and such…

I think it’s been more than 15 years since i last made a watercolor painting, acrylics having become my preferred medium. So the box hasn’t been used for a very long time. In the upcoming days i want to find out if i’ve lost any of those watercolor skills. The sketch is already visible….

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