WANRU KEMP
Holga & Watercolor

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About my watercolor sketches

I like to use watercolour sketches and Holga camera to document the places that have moved me.

I often get some good surprises from my pleinair watercolour sketches. They are not so delicate but they are real to me, maybe even more real than a photo. Probably because when I tried to catch some moment, I had to paint it so fast that I didn’t have much time to think about how to make it perfect. So my true thoughts stayed on the paper.  I love these sketches, they contain real instinct. They are fresh and sparkly.

And then they become my guide, to help me stay on track and transfer the feeling I had about these places into the final pieces of work.