I have been working in watercolour since 1979 and I still find it the most fickle of mediums. Just when I think I have mastered it, it slips away again. That is both its frustration and its charm. To see further examples of my watercolours follow the link here to:Recent Watercolours The boat study to the right was originally done as a demonstration, I like it in its unfinished state. Above: Over the Hills and Far Away, a recent watercolour. Post published by Tomas King 18 - 7- 2012
One of the big appeals of painting at the coast is that no two days are the same. These two seascapes were produced on location in the south east corner of Ireland in the month of June. In both oil paintings the changing light and big skies had a dominent influence on the subjects creating the need to work quickly to capture the moment. I work wet in wet when painting in oil and enjoy the liquid feel of the paint, pushing it around the canvas and laying one colour over another like spreading butter. Top: Summer Breeze, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 55cm Below: On an Emerald Tide, Oil on Canvas 40 x 55cm Post published by Tomas King 14 - 7 - 2012
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FROM THE BOOKROOM
Reference is made in my posts to books from my collection which I have been putting together for thirty five years. Though it is not great in size many of the publications are long out of print. I also have an extensive collection of cuttings from newspapers and magazines on a wide range of subjects.
A SELECTION OF PAST EXHIBITION INVITATIONS
The Fantasia Collection is a complete contrast to my normal painting style crossing the barrier between fine art and design. Each subject begins as a random series of free-style thumbnail drawings created more from the sub conscience than the conscience mind. They reflect my love of pattern and colour and are limited only by the boundaries of the mind. The Fantasia images are available as limited edition Giclee Prints. For further information regarding sizes and prices follow the link to Studio Tomas King shop.
A process for making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing with fade resistant archival inks. The word giclee is an invented word derived from the French language word 'le gicleur' meaning nozzle, or more specifically 'gicler' meaning 'to squirt, spurt or spray'. Check out Tomas's prints by clicking on the Prints Tab at the top of this blog.