Tuesday, 20 August 2013

To the point

There are moments when I paint that I realise why watercolour has stolen my heart!  With each new challenging subject, comes an excitement that is difficult to describe, particularly when the painting comes to life under the brush.  Personally I find, with watercolour, that planning your work is vital, freshness can be lost by unnecessary brushstrokes and continual agitation of the washes.  Bold application of pigment and leaving washes to merge can be addictive!  It is simply a pleasure to sit and watch paint dry!

Capturing the essence of a subject is also part of the creative process, and for this I believe you need to study shape, tone, light, colour and background, no mean feat when you are staring at the blank piece of paper at the start, but remember, dive in and "get to the point!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

The A2 Gallery, Wells

It was wonderful to receive an email recently from Alan of the A2 Gallery in Wells.  Alan and Amanda have found new premises in Wells to reopen their fabulous Gallery of Contemporary Art.  Not only have they now got a large display area downstairs, there is also great exhibition space upstairs whereby they are  renting space to local artists to display their work.  The Gallery has something for everyone, it is well worth    a visit and a nearby coffee shop provides the opportunity to have a great afternoon in Wells.
I have several pieces on display in the gallery including my “Three Little Pigs” which is in the window!  The official opening will be announced shortly but, in the meantime, I believe the Gallery is open for business!
Happy days.