Thursday, July 29, 2010
St Pauls watercolour
Using a lot of water and 'free arm movement' as Jean Haines suggests I feel I am finding a way to merge some of my old ways of working into a more colourful and loose style. I still have a way to go, but I like this way of mixing colour on the paper, and by layering the colours without much pre-mixing. You do have to get an idea of how the colours behave in different situations.
Compositionally I decided to paint what happens in your 'minds eye' as you cross millennium bridge and get this view of St. Pauls. The other buildings seem to dis-appear as your mind focuses on the impact of that dome against the sky.