First of all time to tidy up my Flicker photos and, getting side tracked as usual, I made a slide show from the set I labeled "water" It is quite a big set of images of paintings that I have done since June 2006, featuring the subject of water. In streams, rivers, seas and puddles, in watercolour and oils. I think I have developed a bit of an understanding of water, I know that I have watched and noted, tasted and recorded to the best of my ability. I have found out ways of using different mediums and what I like to use and what I do not feel comfortable with. In short, I think I know how I work now.
I am finding that this group of artists is a constant source of interest and information. I am fascinated to see the different ways of working. Some are methodical, mapping their routs and understanding their mediums. Some delve into the history and geography of a place. Some carry the art history seemingly effortlessly into their work and beyond. Some dive in with an intelligent grin.
We are all so different and this seems to be emphasised by the umbrella of water as a theme while at the same time uniting us. Strange but true and , well, I for one like it very much. So thank you to my fellow watery artists, I am now going to get me a coffee and spend some time catching up with what you have all been up to.
(I dont know what has happened to the slide show, it dosnt look very posh but if you click it you can see it, I think!)