WATERCOLOURS …painting atmosphere freestyle

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This style of work contrasts with the drawing of the shells and the drawn gutta outlines of poppies. It is about painting the atmosphere, the feeling of what it is like outdoors in the elements. I particularly like capturing the movement of water… crashing  waves, the misty atmosphere saturated with water droplets and water tumbling over rocks. Perhaps this comes in part from my favorite place as a child (Launceston’s Cataract Gorge….in flood…. wow!) and now living by the coast.

They are also about exploring he beauty of the medium… watercolour… on soft, highly textured papers. The next post will show some small (A4) works on handmade paper from Burnie’s Creative Paper at the Makers Workshop. In October I will be taking some workshops painting beach atmosphere in watercolour at The Makers in Burnie. (also one on Brushwork and Sumi E and one on drawing and painting beach treasures such as shells).

6 comments on “WATERCOLOURS …painting atmosphere freestyle

  1. kestrelart says:

    beautiful. even seen on the small screen of my phone

    • Thanks. We both like caturing a sense of movement in our art…. communicating more than the accuracy of a “proper” drawing.

    • Glad you like this. I still read all your blog psts and always find them so inspirational.

      • kestrelart says:

        Thanks. I really like the sense of community that blogging generates. I enjoy the diversity of art that gets posted and you know I admire your own work. Being part of this community makes me more self aware as an artist and in what I write. Your responses make a big difference to me.
        Best wishes

  2. Your paintings are very loose and calming. Beautiful and lovely work.

    • Thank you Shirley, I am glad you find the works calming as I see it are as meditation for me, the artist, and for the viewer. I have not always painted so feely (having spent the first half of my working life in Maths and Science mode). It is weird that it can take such effort to work loosely for some of us. But I am very happy working this way now as once you allow the artwork to have its own way a bit it is almost spiritual.

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