Just got back from the lake District, Cumbria, Uk. On arriving I was blown away by the landscape, especially the surrounding mountains. I was so glad that I had packed my travel painting kit, consisting of a small watercolour box, a single Japanese Calligraphy Brush and an A4 Sketchbook. It’s been a while since I made work using watercolours but after a while, I begun to understand ways in which I could say what I wanted to with the material. The watercolours that I produced are very direct, using them in a way similar to acrylics and oils, wet on wet.
On my next visit to the Lakes I will be taking a selection of canvas and workin in oils. I found that the watercolours, as conveniant as they are were restricting in terms of layering of colours and tones.