This is my latest work in progress, let’s hope it ‘flowers’ soon. It will be obvious what it is in time….
Royal Watercolour Society Exhibition and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Exhibition 2015
Just to mention my work is appearing in the following exhibitions this month:
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 203rd Exhibition, 25 March to 11 April 2015, Mall Galleries, London UK.
Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition 6-18th March 2015, Bankside Gallery, London UK.
Painting a picture takes me considerably longer than it used to. As my technique develops I’ve had to slow down a lot and I feel like I spend a lot of time waiting for things to dry (especially in the winter!).
So in order to make up for my lack of posts, I’ve decided to start posting works in progress and will hopefully chronicle my particular creative path.
So this below is my latest attempt after some drawing, a few washes and quite a lot of masking fluid…. (it’s not finished yet.. there’s a long way to go).
Vachagan Narazyan a Russian born artist made the event for me. His modern take on Bruegel was amazing. I loved seeing oils used in this way. His haunting and disturbing images were fresh and original especially next to the tired ‘modern’ re-works of Warhol prints that seemed to fixate those in need of inspiration. Soonja Kang’s hyperrealist watercolours were also beautiful a refreshing use of a traditional medium.
Back to work….
I’ve just read a blog post on what to do when you get too involved in a picture, ‘give up’ was the answer! I think I got too involved in this picture, then when you finish you think, um, that’s too much, too much information, nothing left to the imagination etc… Too much colour, etc..
Back to the drawing board.