Continuing the series of photographic selections of paintings I either like or have found interesting are the following on animals. I believe all are watercolour but I may be mistaken in one or two instances. In several cases I know little or nothing about the specific artist but searching the web may bring more information if you are particularly taken by them. Bear in mind this is just not about animals but illustrates different ways to approach the subject - which may well be applicable to other things - and I would point to the use of colour, which I think is not sufficiently exploited by many artists. Naturally they are only my opinion(s) and you may disagree. I would love to be able to paint like some of those below.
I'll start with this sensational painting from the superb American artist Bev Jozwiak.
Lars Kruse - a disciple of Gerard Hendriks
Nigel Short - wonderful colours
Nora McPhail - again wonderful colours but in a more delicate manner.
Peng Zigiang - very bold and dynamic
Solveig Rimstad - actually I'm not fond of cats- they kill too many birds.
The delightful Stephie Butler a master of the delicate use of colour.
Peter Williams - amazing but is this watercolour I rather doubt it.?
Both the above are by the wonderful American artist Morten E Solberg Snr who paints animals in the landscape.
Finally two from the Dutch artist and really delightful person Gerard Hendriks. I think they are both demos. Gerard's reputation continues to rise and he told me he is coming to the UK in 2015. Although this is some way ahead I'll strive to attend his workshop. I regard him in many ways as a European Charles Reid, although there are differences..