The quarter sheet is a wonderful size to work on in watercolour (in my opinion). Watercolour was not originally a medium for large works. On the quarter sheet one has enough room for broad sweeping strokes with a one or 2 inch hake brush and to allow watercolour magic to happen, but is small enough to enable the whole surface to be monitored relatively easily. This is important as timing is critical. These are 4 recent works done as class demonstrations.
Cradle Mt, Lake Dove with buttongrass
Cloudy sky, Goat Is
Cumulus clouds along the coast
Cradle Mt, Lake Dove from boatshed beach
I did not have any left of Cradle Mt which is why there are 2 new ones here (intended to be out pre Easter…. oh well it is the painting I enjoy, not framing, delivering, pricing etc.). As long as I play with paint the subject is usually irrelevant to me.
Another commission…. Goat Island, watercolour. This does not need to be done until Christmas but I have been out a couple of times to take resource pictures and the rocks and water inspire me so much I have already done three. No wonder my paintings accumulate… one commission, 3 works done, and months to go! But I do have an exhibition booked for the Gallery at 52 Main in Penguin in March 2014 and my theme will be my favourite…. anything coastal….. so one or more may end up there. I will do some more “moods” …. time of day, weather conditions, tidal positions, maybe even people exploring or the locals (seagulls). It’s the impressionist artist in me.