Watercolour paintings

IMAG2558 copy FOR WATERMARK

‘Crab’  W/C  A3

This glorious crab looked almost alive, although cooked and sitting on my worktop. I used artists’ quality watercolours and Daler Rowney Aquarelle paper. The highlights helped to create the form and made him look wet.

This was one of a series of sea food from my local fishmonger.

P1140475 copy for WATERMARK

‘Two Mackerel’  W/C,  painted outside in the sunshine, which highlighted the extraordinary colours.

P1140658 copy for WATERMARK

‘Thermidor’  W/C  A3

I painted this based on notes and photographs I had taken of the live lobsters in the tanks at the fishmongers. I wanted to depict the iridescent blue colour and range of ochres and umbers of these fantastic creatures, as the pink cooked lobsters are boring by comparison. I have used white gouache dragged across the body to suggest that he is still underwater.

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