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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Playing...

I'm very much enjoying playing around with watercolours on this little break here in the Peaks.  It's so good just to have the time to experiment 

These two paintings are on thick watercolour paper, i use huge amounts of water to mix and spread the colour around, so thick paper is essential.  

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I never actually know what shade of colour will appear before i apply the brush strokes and that appeals to me. I'm drawn to the greys, blues and sepias for...maybe there's a deep psychological meaning there somewhere....and tend to pick up those colours in addition to the greens, reds and yellows.

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It's a very murky start to the day here this morning, i took the dog for a walk at 7am and this is the view that greeted me:


Mysterious and beautiful....one could almost imagine a hobbit walking down that road!

image from: http://www.flicksandbits.com/2013/03/24/excellent-hobbit-quotes-design-for-the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey/42767/

“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit

1 comment:

Kim Henkel said...

Oh yes playing is so good - love the watercolours and the hobbit quote!