With the beginning of Spring here is another batch of watercolours from around the World.
The doyen of Australian watercolour artists Bob is also a very nice man. I had contact with him a few years ago via e mail. He well remembered Bristol as his son had been a medical student here.
This lady is an amazing artist. I don't think there is another like her. Her paintings have this wonderful ethereal quality.
Sarah has done several similar paintings. Catches the subject (and turmoil) of birds competing with one another very well. An unusual subject.
This is a good example of Stans portraits. I think this was a demo.
Fantastic detail. I imagine this is quite a large painting.
This is so evocative! Mother (or is it father?) and children.
Typical of Vickies work. Loose and colourful with just the right amount of detail, mainly the yellow and white Iris slightly left of centre. which attracts the eye.
Jonathan Kwegyir Aggrey
Different from much of Jonathans work which often entails large panoramas.
A new one to me, almost abstract but set off by the two tiny figures in the centre.
The wonderfully colourful and prolific Gerard. Colour and movement. What more can I say!
This is a typical pose and good example of Charles figure paintings. I've been trying to emulate him for years (with only moderate - if at all - success!) Small areas of detail - large areas of generality.
Cao bei An
This fine Chinese artist was featured in Kees van aalst's book 'Realistic Abstracts'. He also has some videos on Youtube, which is a rich source of inspiration and demonstrations for artists.
One of the best British watercolour artists of the modern era.
This almost seems like a pastel but it is said to be watercolour from this British artist.
I very much like the work of Roberto and this is a typical example. Three large shapes, the building to the left, the trees on the right and most important the tram at bottom front with it's yellow colour highlight. Look how he creates depth.
This is a typical Diann painting from her Monday night class painted from a live model, bold and colourful.
That's it folks another batch of highly individual paintings which I hope has something for everyone, regardless of taste. My personal preferences are towards the looser end of the spectrum but I can - and do - admire other styles, even though I wouldn't want to emulate them even if i was capable of it. Each to h or her is own. What a wonderful and underrated medium watercolour is.