Last week as a special treat & inspiration we started with a CD of the documentary "Sheila Hancock Brushes Up: The Art of Watercolours ..".
Sheila loves watercoulours - and knows a thing or two about them, for starters her father was an amateur watercolourist. For the documentary she sets out on a journey and shows all kinds of great watercolours, from the Alps, to Venice (Turner and contemporary artist Nicola Tenderini who shows how Turner painted the San Giorgio Maggiore) to India (Lady Canning and contemporary Milind Mulick (who demonstrates painting the Taj Mahal). She visits Tate Britain and shows even more fabulous Turner watercolours and also shows the new functionality of watercolours: in warzones, where camera's are not allowed or too confrontational and where watercolours can be easily applied and give a very strong impression. She talks to war artist Doug Farthing who is a soldier in Iraq and shows his work as well of that of 1940 war artist Paul Nash... Impressive.For those of you who missed it, you can borrow my CD (thanks for burning it for me Sandra!) or see some clips on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yzgtn you can find everything else using Google!
After all that Anna-Karin felt like painting the Turner way and she produced this excellent painting - in a couple of strokes - isn't it wonderful!!
Brenda Moorhouse created a post-card size artwork for the Summer Fête
And here's a sneak preview of some of the other artwork from the Aquarellistas...