Tuesday 11 February 2014

More Watercolour Moodscapes

The moodscapes are beginning to flow again. Here are my latest ones:

Gentle Seas

Morning Mood

Sunrise over the Moors

Shadows and Reflections

Friday 7 February 2014

Innerscapes, Abstracts and Moodscapes

I've been 'in the zone' this week with my painting and below are the results. The 'Innerscapes' and 'Abstracts' emerged through a process of changing decisions - I started with vague ideas, found that they weren't working out as planned and adapted by adding water, paint, expressive brushstrokes, spattering, tipping and blowing until I felt they had 'worked' in some way. The 'Moodscapes' fought me a bit too - in some cases I waited for them to dry and then went over the whole area with clean water and,softened some areas and added depth to others. I'm happy with them all in spite of (and maybe because of) the struggle - they all seem to evoke something of value and I've tried to reflect this in the titles.





Dark Glow


Moonlit Reflections

Stormy Seas

Choppy Seas

Lakeland Sunrise


Monday 3 February 2014

Soundscapes, etc.

Following my recent moodscapes in watercolours, I continued with the series into soft pastels. Below is a piece called 'Dark Mountains' which captures for me, the subtle beauty of night drawing in. This was followed by three 'Soundscapes' - pieces which were inspired by the music that I was listening to at the time.

Dark Mountains

Dark Luminosity


Dark Reflections