When all else fails in the dark days of winter and I can’t get outside to paint I turn my eyes inward to the everyday objects around me, the things we miss in our rush to get outside and paint the bigger picture! Whenever I turn my attention this way I tell myself I should do more of these simple subjects with their interesting shapes, reflections and surfaces but it rarely happens. Part of the problem I think is noticing their existence, we become so used to seeing them we fail to register their visual appeal. The top watercolour was done as a demonstration after a failed attempt to get outside with a group of students. The two lower images were painted in my sketchbook at a chateau in the south of France when the weather turned bad and the lower watercolour of a kitchen surface with all its interesting reflections was done in my home.
Post published by Tomas King 26 - 04 - 2013