The blank sheet of watercolour paper is sometimes daunting. Or sometimes you are lost in the quagmire of self-doubt. Or whether there’s any point in painting another painting…
Mission: raise two birdlings ‘Another Hard Days Night’ | 2017 | 6×6”
Mission: create with seasonal colours. ’Orange and Black’ | 2018 | 8×8”
Mission: prove the impossible. ‘Red cedar’ | 2017 | 9×12”
Mission: decide whether an estuary can be called a beach.
Mission: Create a visual likeness of the movement of the wind blowing the beach grass.
Mission: find a place for a quick nap while on the road up-island.
Mission: there’s a nook and there’s a crannie. Grab a toe-hold. Who’s your grannie?
Mission: show love with paint. Lust. Harmony. Perhaps monogamy.
Mission: tree-like shapes, no leaves, starkness. How can I make it more interesting?
Mission: create a focal point. It’s hot. No breezes but the sweet smell of moss on warm rock.
Mission: mix water and pigment onto paper – what will be will be.
Mission: capture the character of a tree worn and weathered, gnarly and regal.
Mission: convey a sweltering hot, west coast day on the beach. How does that island look so distant while on other days it’s a stones-throw away?
Mission: paint loose. Paint wet on wet. Go less for representation. Create a suggestion.
Mission: create water with movement, crashing onto the rocks and shore. It’s water so use lots of water in my brush?
Mission: paint loose and free. Beginner’s luck? Lesson learned: move the brush like water. Looking west from Georgia Beach. “Georgia Beach Bluff” 8×8 inches | 2018
Mission: with a loaded brush and a white sheet of paper, capture the movement of wind.