Monthly Archives: May 2014

FINAL THOUGHTS

Looking back to my first thoughts on this subject of Trees, I can see that my list of possible areas to paint was an intellectual response. But the experience I have had over these weeks has been entirely different. I … Continue reading

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5. MORETON BAY FIG

My last painting is in a larger format (A1) because I wanted to try to capture the amazing grandeur and breadth of the tree. I’ve never painted in watercolour on this size before but felt it was right for the … Continue reading

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4. ‘FOREST’

  ‘MAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO TREES’ I want to explore this idea mainly because of my own relationship to them. I’m not sure I understand the bond or where this will take me but I’m excited to try. I started by … Continue reading

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3. RED TREE

This painting grew out of a personal study I had been doing in my A3 sketchbook on how artists use LINE in their work. This study came about because of my ongoing interest in drawing. I looked at the work … Continue reading

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2. ROOTS

Painting 2 was a ‘blast’! I wanted to create an image which would express the amazing assembly of shapes, spaces, colours, tones, patterns and joy which I see in a tree. The only way to do this, I felt, was … Continue reading

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Painting 1 – WOODS AT WISLEY

For the first painting I wanted to work with the idea of ‘trees in the landscape’ and so I spent some time on composition studies in my sketchbook. The image I decided on was of a stump of a tree which … Continue reading

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THEMES AND SERIES

I have now come to the final assignment in the Watercolour Course in which I have to paint a series of 5 pictures on a theme. There is so much more I want to say about these wonderful ancient trees … Continue reading

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