Wednesday, 21 May 2008

This is a tiny artist card. Its size only 2 x 3 inches. I love this art form for its immediacy. In watercolour I prefer the smaller sizes. I don't know why but I have a kind of phobia of the large formates. It's difficult to explain. I have a feeling that the painting should be as significant as the size of it but my themes often don't qualify or rather I perceive them this way. I know it's a bit irrational. I guess I should make myself to face this fear more and to get used to the bigger sizes. Well it's the goal for the future and in the mean time I love painting this kind of bijou.

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Rock Pools

I finished this watercolour yesterday. It was inspired by our recent trip down to the sea side. My daughter was so excited to play on the beach. I think it's great that Nature can have this effect on a child!

Sunday, 11 May 2008

First summer day by the Ham pond

Today I have painted the view of the pond on Ham green. This is the place where I paint every Wednesday with the local art group. It's a very beautiful, calm space. The spring has just turned to summer here and the first picnickers have emerged.

Evening Calm by the Sea

This is one of the sea scenes I absolutely love. Come back to it again and again. This is a stretch of the beach down in Sussex. The sea has gone away and left the bare, rocky, wet sand behind. I think watercolour is just the medium for such a fluid, illusive conditions.

Visited the Living Craft fair in Hatfield House today. Bought some exciting new brushes. Can't wait to try them out!

Thursday, 8 May 2008

River Thames in progress

I have missed several latest sessions with my Ham Art Group. We usually meet in the St. Thomas Aquinas church in Ham on Wednesdays and paint together. I love it. I usually am at my most productive there. So this Wednesday I finally made time to go there again and have started this watercolour of the river Thames. I hope to tweak it a tad more tomorrow.