Watercolours

Watercolour painting can be extremely rewarding but infuriatingly difficult. As opposed to oil painting, your final image takes shape in a frighteningly short time and your control over the final image is limited to your skill and control of the medium. Even then, you can never be sure of the outcome which is the beauty of the medium. You can paint the same subject a number of times, as I have here in these studies of the Curtis Island Lighthouse off of Camden, Maine, and the resulting images will all leave their own individual impressions.

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My process prior to starting an oil painting is to get to learn the subject through sketches in watercolour, either in monochrome or colour. Invariably both. Here are some of my small sketch studies from that process for some of the oils in the gallery.

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'St Francis Canal'
2019 Pen & Ink with Watercolour, 400mm x 200mm

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