Monday, 21 January 2013

Aquarelle Tuesdays 2-4.30pm with Marina Kulik

In this first session of the new year, the aquarellistas started off with a video, about the Polish aquarelle artist Ewa Karpinska. She works wet-in-wet and in this video demonstrates how she works... with paper soaked in water for 5 minutes (so that's really VERY wet) and then with jars full of high-in-pigment watery paint. In this way of working there is much more coincidence, though it was clear that with experience comes some form of mastery of most of the effects. It was very interesting and we spent the rest of the afternoon trying it out - with explicitly no 'result' obligation!
 As always Jim was the one who uninhibited experimented with it - and he came to the conclusion that Ewa must use some kind of medium because her paper doesn't dry! Our atelier Le Hangar is quite humid, but the paper dries pretty quickly... We decided that she probably uses Arabic gom in her water and Jim will experiment with that this week (conclusions will be presented later).
Anyway, we all worked with hands and biggg brushes and kitchenpaper and creditcards and sponges, and made a great mess...
...yet still the results (although that wasn't an important issue) were impressive and sometimes even stunning!
NB: the titles are mine, let me know if you hate them and I'll change 'em 
by Agnès McLaughlin

by Cathie van der Stel

by Anna-Karin Fast

'Red flare falling'
by Cathy Dariel

'Bouquet drifting'
by Constanza
'Watery Landscape'
by Christiane Halsey

 'Magic Light'
by Edith Alborni

'Heavy seas'
by Jim Kane

'Red feathers & Fireworks'
by Liz Douglas
I am pretty sure that you will agree with me that the ones with white in them (white = not painted) are the most interesting!!!

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