Some members were busy this month producing colourful selections of paintings on the themes of Greece and April’s own definition ‘to open’. Well done to all of you, it’s good to know how much you enjoyed painting at home by joining in with the suggested subjects. (PAOTM pictures of Murray Walker and Maya Angelou will be posted in a few days)
Jane has used oils to paint St.George’s Church in Lindos, Rhodes. Such good depth of field as she has used aerial perspective by painting the distant mountains in a cool purple and the foreground in brighter, stronger colours. It can’t come soon enough that we can travel again to distant lands!
Juliet has painted open blossom on trees in an orchard using watercolours and watercolour pencils. We could just step into the painting and walk amongst the fragrant trees.
Steve has painted open umbrellas in a fun and vibrant design using pen and watercolours. The painting works well with all the colours and shapes seemingly swirling around.
Susan painted this opening flower in watercolours and gouache on Indian watercolour paper which soaks in the paint and gives an interesting texture to the painting. A very delicate painting.
Dot painted an iris in watercolours on A4 watercolour paper and the daffodils and tulips in Brusho on smaller pieces of paper. Such well observed paintings of colourful flowers.
Tracy kept busy in April, loving painting pictures of Greece as it reminded her of holidays in the past. All paintings on Saunders Waterford 300gsm watercolour paper 5″ x 7″.
The first two paintings are of the Church of the Panagia (Our Lady) in Lindos, Rhodes. One in watercolours and one in gouache, giving different effects. Which one do you prefer?
The flowerpots with olive trees in are on a staircase in a shaded inner courtyard in the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes in Rhodes Old Town. The Old Town is well worth visiting as narrow, mediaeval lanes twist and turn and it’s all very photogenic.
Tracy thought painting the whole of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens was rather too complicated so painted a corner of it, trying a looser style than usual, taking inspiration from the Korean artist Sunga Park. Do look at her amazing art work as it’s both very loose and detailed at the same time… parksunga.com
Two final painting, this times on the theme of opening. Some magnolia flowers in watercolours and daffodils in an old coffee pot in gouache in a naive style.