Christmas Holly in graphitint is my Christmas painting this year. Actually, I wanted to paint the Snow Queen in oil. But I can save that until January; then it usually snows first here. I like the natural charm that the graphitint pencils have, but have to admit that the available 24 pencils are a bit less if you want to paint spectacular landscapes; such as northern lights. The berries of the holly could have been a bit more brighter but the available Reds are limited of just two pencils. But altogether I`m quite satisfied with result. Doreen.



– Derwent Graphitint pencils in Autumn Brown, Cool Brown, Port, Sage, Slate Green, Cocoa, Ivy, Russet, Cloud Grey, White, Chestnut, Green Grey, Meadow

– paper stretcher by Bromley

– Hahnemühle watercolor paper 30 x 40 cm (11,8 x 15,7 „), 300 g/m² (140 lbs), cold pressed, natural white, matt, from the series Britannia

– white gouache by Schmincke

– Kuretake aqua brush round

– circle template

– masking fluid by SAA, Artists Blue Mask with SAA small brush round

– small water spray bottle



Video production – Doreen Gehrke

Music – Away In A Manger by Audionautix, YouTube Audio Library