New Style Emerging
Jockey from a large scene in a latest painting. If you look closely other riders are in the background here, just hints of faces appearing.
It was so lovely to meet and talk to a friend yesterday who had been on my workshops a few years ago and listen to how they have watched my journey over the last few years. My style has changed as my confidence and art career has grown. I see it too.
I have always admired great masters in watercolour who over the years have affected who I am, how I want to paint and where I want to be.Great names in watercolour such as Jean Louis Morelle, Madame Blanche Odin, John Singer Sargent,Ewa Kapinska. These artists have placed a longing in me to improve to their level. A passion that cannot be ignored. I want more from my work than just for a scene that can be recognised. I want the impossible. I want a feeling of life in every brushstroke, emotion behind each face, movement behind each racing scene and animals that look as though they could be picked up or stroked.
And I want new techniques. I have treid every single one that exists and every idea I hear about but have come to a point where masking fuild, salt and cling film,all the "gimmicks" now no longer thrill me. I want more. I want my watercolours to have texture and excitement purely from pigment interaction, colour and my brush placements. There are ways to trick the eye into believing a scene is alive and jumping off the paper at you.
Working on a second book really is the biggest motivational boost and reason for me to look further into exciting exploration. I know that sharing my new findings and journey in watercolour will bring pleasure and joy to others who like me love holding a brush and working in this incredible medium.
A new style is emerging with a blend of old and new and this really is a very exciting moment in my life.
I cannot wait to start painting today!
My first book " How to Paint Colour and Light in Watercolour " is available on Amazon.com