Monday, 4 April 2011

Borough Market

Watercolour and Gouache on Mountboard

This is a style that I am so enjoying at the moment. I have tried to teach it in my classes and it has proved to be rather tricky. The reason for this is that it will challenge the artist to the hilt. One has to paint in a spontaneous and reactionary frame of mind and if you are not confident and if you need your image to be perfect, then you will battle with this approach. It is the ultimate in being loose - one should try to record enough vital information to set the scene or capture a mood. It is really exciting to paint like this and one's adrenalin levels are certainly tested to the full. Who said that art was relaxing?!

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