Friday, April 2, 2010

Further musings of a watercolourist

Even after many years of practice there is always an element of excitement and surprise for me when painting in watercolour. Unlike other painting techniques (oil painting , acrylic, chalk pastels and oil pastels etc.) in which the materials have an inertia of their own, watercolour painting is based on an elusive and moving substance which posesses its own metamorphic energy ( water).
An essential requirement for a watercolourist is patience -it has taken many years of working in watercolour to develop a working method that allows sufficient time for various techniques to produce the effects required .

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