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Ethereal Watercolor Paintings Capture Stockholm’s Colorful Energy

Watercolor Paintings by Gunnel Moheim

Inspired by picturesque scenes of Stockholm, Swedish artist Gunnel Moheim captures her hometown in colorful watercolor paintings. The talented creative works freely, allowing her emotion and intuition to guide her work and the delicate quality of her chosen medium to shine through. She says (translated from Swedish), “Creating and being creative is almost as important to me as breathing.”

For Moheim, watercolor is the perfect medium because of its “subtle transparency and luminosity.” Watercolor is a challenge, but that’s exactly what she likes about the paint. “It is difficult to lure, fearless,” she says, “and has a life of its own.” Rendered using plenty of water, Moheim’s works feature abstract washes of vibrant hues, splatters, and drips. Despite her loose style, she still manages to capture the essential details of a scene. From busy cityscapes to quiet landscapes, each canvas features hazy, dreamlike depictions of buildings, train lines, trees, and even crowds of people.

Check out some of Moheim’s watercolor paintings below, and find more from her ever-growing portfolio on Instagram. Want to learn how to create paintings like these? Here are 11 essential watercolor techniques all painters need to know.

Swedish painter Gunnel Moheim captures the beauty of Stockholm in vibrant watercolor hues.

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Each abstract piece features hazy, dreamlike depictions of her scenes in delicate washes of color.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature images by Gunnel Moheim.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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