Friday, 19 November 2010

Blank Spaces

Fern Street Road
Watercolour and Chinese Ink on Rice Paper
58cm x 42cm

It is often hard to know when a painting is finished. In watercolour it is really important to be aware of over-working as this can dull a piece irretrievably. Oil and acyclic perhaps more forgiving as paint can be scraped back or painted on fresh. In watercolour I enjoy that each brush stroke is intrinsic to the final painting. Obviously, as a result I am attempting to make each stroke deliberate and beautiful, and also diverse. In these recent pieces I am deliberately exaggerating the under-working to leave some of the rice paper or watercolour paper completely exposed.

Fern Street
Watercolour and Chinese Ink on Rice Paper
50cm x 42cm

Bronte Fence
Watercolour and Chinese Ink on Arches
33cm x 27cm


  1. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. I especially like Fern Street. Really light and fresh.

  2. Magníficas acuarelas de color y línea. Felicidades.