Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Brook, Hilly Fields.

Last of three posts and paintings today. Hmmm. Traditional realism wins with this one.
Turkey Brook, Hilly Fields. Watercolour 9.75 x 5.5 inches.

The Way Out.

This is the second part of this post (the first part is below). This is my the results of my work today. As you will see in this painting the expressionists were more evident. I like to think that this one causes the eyes to dance.
The Way Out. Watercolour 9.75 x 5.5 inches.

Autumn Trees, Trent Park.

And so the battle continues. I start out in a Pablo state of mind, go into an artistic stupour, and come round a couple of hours later to find a tight finished painting. The battle between the expressionists and realists is being fought in my head and at the moment, the realists appear to be on top. What do you think?
Autumn Trees, Trent Park. Watercolour 9.75 x 5.5 inches.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Branching Out. A change of direction.

I'm branching out in new directions ( yeah! about time) and want to bring something new to my work. I know at the moment I'm still stuck on trees and things but once I've sorted a looser style out, the subject matter will change too. Right or wrong, good or bad, I have to develop my art and get away from the safety of what I know people have liked and bought in the past. Your comments welcomed and appreciated. Thanks.

Branching Out. Watercolour 9.75 x 5 inches.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Carrs Lane Enfield. Watercolour.

I seem to be doing two paintings each day. I'm sure that I could do three or four if I didn't have to spend so much time on Facebook, Google+ and getting side-tracked. I need to find an outlet for my artwork and I'm finding that marketing via social media has so many options that I could follow that it's quite overwhelming.

However here is my second painting of the day. Nice and loose.
Carrs Lane. Watercolour 9.75 x 5 inches.

Turkey Brook Autumn.

Started out nice and loose but still find myself tightening up when I'm in the zone and away with the fairies. I'm pleased with how it turned out in the end though.

Turkey Brook Autumn. Watercolour 9.75 x 5 inches

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunlit Trees at Hilly Fields.

This was a stinker to paint. I don't use masking fluid, I'm old school and don't like the way it affects the paper and paint. The lights were either preserved or lifted later.
Sunlit Trees at Hilly Fields. Watercolour 9.75 x 5 inches.

Country Track.

Getting looser and having a splashing time. Just one brush, my No.11 squirrel mop with quill ferrule binding. I'm slowly developing the style that I'd like to continue with for a while.
Country Track. Watercolour 9.75 x 5 inches.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Saturdays Watercolour Paintings.

I'm really pleased with these two #watercolour paintings which I've completed today. I've made some subtle changes to my working process which seems to be working quite nicely. Nothing major, just simple changes like changing the position of my waterpots, changing the inclination of my drawing board and some changes in my brush selection. Still get a sense of panic halfway through but I think I'll always suffer from that.

Hilly Fields Track. Watercolour 9.75 x 5 inches.

Whitewebbs Park. Watercolour 9.75 x 5 inches.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Salmon's Brook after the Rain.

I'm quite pleased with this painting it does seem to have some redeeming features which I think works well. I used fewer colours from my already reduced palette and just a single large squirrel mop and No 4 rigger. I've been painting for years but the struggle doesn't get any easier. I prefer to start and finish a painting in one session so it needs to be quite a speedy process.

Monday, November 04, 2013