Monday, 1 December 2008

Welcome to Watermarks!

Welcome to Watermarks!

Watermarks is a small community of artists who create art from water.
We like to sketch, draw and/or paint all forms of water - the sea, the coastline, beaches, rivers, streams, waterfalls, fountains - in all styles, genres and media.

Left to right: Tina, Lindsay and Laura

With this brand new group blog we aim to:
  • display works in progress as well as completed art
  • highlight other artists (past and present) whose art involves water
  • highlight exhibitions of relevant artwork and
  • discuss media matters and tips and techniques for creating art out of water

Left to right: Ronell, Sarah and Vivien

You can find the names of the members of the group and all our blogs in the sidebar. We are (in alphabetical order):
  • Vivien Blackburn - in Leicester, England
  • Laura Frankstone - in North Carolina, USA
  • Gesa Helms - in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jeanette Jobson - in Newfoundland
  • Tina Mammoser - on the south side of the Thames, in London, England
  • Lindsay Olson - in the Chicago area USA
  • Katherine Tyrrell - on the north side of the Thames, in London, England
  • Sarah Wimperis - in Cornwall, England
  • Ronell van Wyck - in Montlouis sur Loire, France
Each of us will be introducing ourselves and our interest in water and, in some cases, projects we've done or are doing or have planned in posts over the next few days. Vivien is going to start as she had the original idea!

Left to Right: Gesa, Jeanette and Katherine

If you're interested and want to see what we're up to why not subscribe to this blog? You can find the subscription links near the top of the right hand column. Alternatively maybe you'd like to follow us on your Blogger blog?

We'd love to know what you think about the idea underpinning this new group and blog - and you are welcome to leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading about our new blog and we hope to see you again soon.


Robyn said...

Splendid idea and what a dynamic group! This is going to be a must read. Congratulations to you all.

Felicity said...

Wonderful idea! I agree with Robyn, it's going to be a must read!

Theresa Evans said...

Brilliant idea! I wish you all the best of luck. I'll certainly be following you on this journey.

Robyn said...

Brilliant blog name too - I always associate a watermark with quality!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Such nice comments! Thanks everybody...

Lindsay said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting everyone!

laureline said...

I'm pumped! (ha---I can't get these awful watery puns out of my head!) This will be lots of fun! Thanks for the good wishes.

Cathy Gatland said...

Happy splashing everybody - looking forward to what flows from your able brushes, pens and pencils.

Bonny said...

Buon viaggio and Happy Sailing!!!

I'll be bobbing around like a seal with it's head stuck out of the water to see 'what's what'.

Good Luck!

vivien said...

thanks everyonde for the lovely encouraging comments :>) I think it's going to be a BUZZ!

annie said...

Well, I was late catching this in The States, but I got you on my READER, now, and am all excited-- so many of my favorite artists on this.
I am just going to slurp this up like a cat at the cream can.

Judy said...

Congratulations! Looking to SEA more from this talented group! I've subscribed via RSS feed. Rivers of inspiration to all of you!

Liz Steel said...

this is a WONDERFUL idea and what a great line up of artists...I will certainly be keeping close eye on this site!

Barbara Weeks said...

Congratulations! I look forward to your posts.

cathsheard said...

You're on my igoogle already. This is going to be wonderful regular reading. I think the idea underpinning this new blog is excellent; a community of shared interest.

Shari said...

Great idea! Looking forward to following this blog. Good luck.

Lisa Reed said...

OH NO! With this AND the Urban Sketchers blog, I will never get anything done! LOL. Truly can't wait to see what happens here!

Margaret Ann said...

This blogging world of ours just kepps getting better and better...

A big WooHoo for all of you from the dry, dry desert of Arizona...Can't wait to see your expressions wonderful wetness! :)

Patricia Kessler said...

Bravo! As an artist and teacher and a person who is fascinated by the precious nature and future of water in our world, I commend you all.
Patricia Kessler