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Tag Archives: Watercolour
Over my last few visits to the river I have observed some spectacular rainbows, most occurring just before sunset. “The sky is the “source of light” – in nature – and governs everything.” John Constable From my research into the Romantic Movement I … Continue reading
Although I am fairly pleased with the colour intensity I am achieving in my canvas paintings I am still striving to heighten the impact. I have begun exploring fluorescent paints in some smaller paintings to see what effect they have when … Continue reading
I am now concentrating on my practical work. I aim to intensify the production of work, focussing on processes, becoming immersed in spontaneity and expression. It is not the outcomes that are important but exploration of materials. This is the first … Continue reading
I have begun work on large-scale pieces, applying dye onto unprimed canvas approx 3 x 5 m. I imagined the canvases to be fairly straight forward as they would not involve the time-consuming processes and unpredictability of the silk I am … Continue reading
I delivered my paper at the MA symposium this week. I have been dreading the thought of publicly talking bout my work but somehow got through it. The symposium was brilliant in two ways. Firstly it was wonderful to hear … Continue reading
Produced this today concentrating more on the medium and process than the outcome and trying to take more risks. It appears to have energy and movement.
As the nights are drawing in I am reminded that it has been a year now since I began working on this project. My ideas and methods have changed considerably, narrowing down my focus and absorbing the landscape to … Continue reading
This weekend the weather has been beautifully sunny and warm. I have taken advantage of the last of the summer sun to spend a couple of days sketching and painting. On Saturday I spent a wonderfully serene morning observing the … Continue reading
I have been concentrating on enjoying my practical work over the summer, immersed in making many sketches on location. My problem is that I have been avoiding developing these sketches in the studio. I feel rather lost at this point … Continue reading
I was a bit worried about doing this in a popular spot as I usually work in more isolated places. As it happened I wasn’t bothered by a soul. The first day was a bit bland, very grey with … Continue reading
This summers theme is most certainly rain……
One of the paintings I produced on Monday trying to capture the atmospheric orange glow hovering just over Spurn Point horizon.
Today I took a picnic and my painting kit down to the remote Skeffling Clays, one of the last access point to the Humber before Spurn Point. The panorama there is vast and the sky is wide open and dramatic. … Continue reading
While I have been away I produced some small 10″ x 7″ watercolour sketches based on my location drawings. I used russian watercolours which are really excellent in quality and have an amazing intensity of colour. I find working with … Continue reading
M.A. Visual Arts: Research and Development Module This module has taken me on a journey, helping me to develop my practice and understand more deeply theory and how my work relates to it. I initially was concerned with both the … Continue reading
Using dyes as watercolours for large scale work.
Click on the image to go to an article from The Tate website. It mentions Turner’s interest in Geothe’s colour theories. “Turner relished the Sublime effects of darkness. Its mysterious and elusive charm could … Continue reading
Small watercolours playing with depth and intensity of colour.
Some paintings and prints produced after a visit to Canary Wharf London.