Although I love teaching Watercolour I’d fallen out of love with painting in it for myself. Last Summer while teaching in Tuscany I saw two beautiful paintings our host Laura had bought from a favourite local artist that were powerful expressive and dramatic, the spark of interest was re kindled.
While teaching a few weeks ago in Guernsey my host and friend Jane introduced me to two of her favourite watercolourists one Winslow Homer blew my mind. Born in 1836, he was painting at his best in 1873! Wow what a skill in such a time!
The strong use of narrative is great, his colour fabulous and his drawing skills are excellent. Makes me want to get my paints out look at my colours and experiment! Awesome!