Monday, 4 April 2011


Watercolour on Sanders Waterford Paper

This simple reference comes from my collection of photographs from Provence. During our last art holiday to this beautiful part of the world, we created artworks from views that were tucked away or more subtle on arrival in a new village. The above is an example of how one can create a strong image from a simple, familiar subject. I made sure that I had some space around the plant and, by painting without drawing, one could avoid hard, chocolate-box edges. The dark background creates that tonal contrast and allows one to tickle up flower and bud shapes.

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