from March 25, 2022
I want to create beautiful, luminous, poetic and lyrical watercolour paintings
2-3 hours everyday PLAY!!
PROCESS NOT PRODUCT!!
just do it!
What do I want to achieve?
funky / cool / modern
less obvious, sophisticated
Dirty Nasty Loose rough
Abstract underpainting - soft edges
hard to choose subject, indecisive, over critical, bored - JUST DO IT!
Rather than planning everything out I want a more adhoc, intuitive design process from my imagination.
foliage - shadow pattern
25 x 25cm
FAVOURITE ARTISTS & Why
Mary Quant - shapes, simple and sohpisticated
Shirley Trevena - deceptively loosy-goosy and simple, great design
Elke Memmler - great palette(dominant, non-dominant & accent), simple. wet-in-wet, textures, negative painting
Karen knutson - contour drawing portraits
Betsy Dillard Stroud - pouring
Amanda Spencer - design whiz, very graphic and feminine
Carol Marine - brush strokes, values, palette
Moira Huntly - still-life stencils, palette.
Elaine Gribble - calligraphy with gold paint, loosy-goosy, rich colour
Rachel Walker - design, air-brushing, clever
Henryk Szydlowski - totally abstract - cool, pattern
Tony Allain - colour and composition, loose brush marks - very cool!!
flat brushes, rounds for small detail
calligraphy dip pen
natural sea sponge
Colour - sharp strong - transparent
White - ink, gouache, acrylic gesso
Gold - ink, acrylic
Stripes, spots, zebra, zig zags
blotches and blooms
pattern superimposed through and onto other shapes (singer)
Scribble (with fingernail, wash pencil)
FAVOURITE PASSAGES FROM MY OWN WORK