It took quite some time and much exercise to detach myself from sketching and start combining colours into impressions. The more I removed myself from a landscape impression and tried painting days or weeks later, the better I was pleased with my results

Today I make most drawings by hatching or with very fast strokes. I like to paint monochrome with Japanese ink in different concentrations. Quite often I take a handy sketching book and train myself in “minute-sketching”. Doing this, I try to catch a situation or a person in its entity and to express it in few strokes.