Natural Images & Forms
These are drawings enhanced with watercolour that each began in the contemplation of my natural surroundings. I've lived for seventeen years in creative heaven, a creative haven on Cortes Island, in splendid islolation among all the objects, images and eccentric people that I love. I created this body of work a few years ago. Each was drawn on watercolour paper either with watercolour pencils or graphite pencil. In some watercolour was added. In others the watercolour was added to a later print. Much to my surprise the originals all sold quickly. I plan to do more work in this manner. The intricacy and detail appeal.
Beach Wood, watercolour pencil and watercolour.
Fern Fronds, graphite pencil on watercolour paper produced as a print on watercolour paper.
Fern Fronds, a print on watercolour paper enhanced with watercolour wash.
Ferns and Salal, a print on watercolour paper from graphite drawing.
Ferns & Salal, a print on watercolour paper enhanced with watercolour.
Rock Wall, a print on watercolour paper from graphite drawing.
Rock Wall, print on watercolour paper enhanced with watercolour.
Farm Trees and Light, original watercolour enhanced with Prismacolour pencil and decoupaged to stained plywood panel. I experimented with this presentation technique to avoid putting watercolour under glass. I am pleased with the results.
Inanimate objects I, (detail) watercolour pencil enhanced watercolour painting.
Inanimate Object II, watercolour pencil enhanced watercolour painting.