“As a watercolor painter, I am curious about what can happen with the color that has flowed in, ask for coincidences and use them instantly for the design of my picture.Hasard and probability calculation belong to the work process.Like a juggler, I must have my balls constantly under control, for I am handling the damp spot of color, and at the same time with its dried form, with the pigment-saturated and watery line, with the beginning and the end of the picture. " , Kurt Moldovan, Kreuz und Quer, publishing house Galerie Welz, Salzburg 1980)
This is perhaps the most beautiful quote I have encountered in connection with this profession.You can only really understand it when you have embarked on the adventure of watercolor painting and have made this experience in hundreds of experiments. The short story of how I came to it:I came to the watercolor late, with 35 years I made the first attempts.The foundations for business and the establishment of the family, the so-called important things in life, were through, and somehow my head opened to something I had always had in my childhood, but had forgotten at some point: I wanted to paint again. After years of painting and painting in the holidays, I learned by chance the Austrian watercolorists K. Panzenberger and B. Vogel - and what I saw there, took me to a different world. Without pre-drawing, using a giant brush in the water, in the paint and then directly onto the sheet and slowly emerges in an intense and intuitive process a picture. After a few years of apprenticeship at different places, whether on the wide plains of the Neusiedlersee, in the warm rain of Ireland, at a height of 2000 meters in the mountains of Austria, in the thunderstorm before the Leaning Tower of Pisa or in the canals of Venice, I tried to implement the Learned here in our home. First came a calendar of my home town Vollmarshausen, afterwards I have intensively discussed the cities of Marburg, Warburg, Fritzlar and Kassel.
Painting is for me to dive into another world, the world of colors and water - the opposite of everyday life - the time when the soul recovers.I do not want to do without my profession, I can imagine that only painting can be cruel.But when I sit in front of my empty sheet and the colors start to flow so slowly, this is always a new adventure, where I never know beforehand what happens as a result - and after 2 to 3 hours, getting back to the surface, I am aware of the sounds around me and in front of me lies a picture, a creation, this is always a new experience.