I am back at work after my two artist weeks. Trying to get back into my watercolours. I had an in forced break because of my exhibition which was a success I thought. I’ve ticked that box so now I can move on and find new challenges.
I wanted to practice my watercolour figures so I chose that rather famous picture of James Dean walking in the rain in New York. I completed these two paintings in half an hour. Speed helps me, I don’t have time to think, when I think everything goes wrong. Each watercolour is 8 x 11,5 cm in size on Arches rough, 300g.
|James Dean on a lunch break.|
I’m trying to get back into a rhythm with my painting. I have been a bit lost lately, mainly because I have so much going on in my life besides art. This watercolour sketch took two lunchtimes to complete. It’s a portrait of a Swedish artist that I admire. It’s not a perfect likeness, I wasn’t concerned with that, I just wanted to paint a picture. Tomorrow I will paint another lunchtime watercolour and it might even be an improvement on today’s effort. Who knows.
|Watercolour Artist, Fabrinao GF 300g, 23 x 16,5 cm|
I’ve been painting horses recently, they are difficult to paint and draw but I like the challenge. This small painting used to be much larger but I chopped off the legs due to my inability to capture their movement. Meanwhile I’m working on two other horse paintings and as usual, the more one practices, the easier it gets.
|Galloping horse. 11.5 x 7.8 cm Arches rough 300g|