Monday, June 19, 2006

I am going to post some of my older paintings, since I started learning to paint in watercolor (watercolour for my fellow Canadians and the Brits.) I had already gained a lot of experience with drawing, which is about 90% of any representational art, but learning to work with color has opened up a whole new world for me.

The samples shown here represent the tip of the iceberg as to the number of watercolor paintings I have done. You really need to do a lot of them to gain a modicum of skill with this medium, which is quite difficult to get right!

Even though I now prefer to paint with oils, I think these older paintings are surprisingly consistent with my body of work, which really shows that you don't choose a style, it chooses you.

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