Friday, August 11, 2006

Yacht in the Harbour

This is a painting of a yacht resting in the harbour. It is done is very loose style after I was inspired by one of John Singer Sargeant's works. I was experimenting with something totally new and attention was paid to strokes of vibrant colours, especially lemon yellow and vermillion.
I think one of the best ways a painter, a watercolour painter, can do for himself is to forget to be too mechanical in his/her painting. Don't allow pure logic to rule the brush and just paint what is before them. This will result in a loose and relaxed style.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog! It's wonderful to see a fellow amateur watercolourist blogging and I want to give you my encouragement! Please keep it up.

I find your boat pictures very interesting..I live in Kuching Sarawak and find boats and water scenes fascinating subjects to paint. Alas I don't have much time for my hobby. Ah well, wait for retirement....

swee said...

Dear Anonymous,
Thank you for comments. Do try to paint. You will like it. We all dont have time at one point or the other and if we dont make time, we might be bluffing ourselves silly