I have been painting for many years and have just about painted everything using most mediums in a number of different styles from realistic to abstract. I love to experiment.
The paintings here were a study with inks and the challenge was to paint without any set-up, planning or pre-drawing – no pencil or eraser was allowed. The only fact I was certain of is that I was going to paint still-life using pure imagination. Oh, joy!! I enjoyed the spontaneity of it all. It is quite exciting to load a brush with paint and just start painting.
I was forced to think on the spot and even though there were mistakes while painting the outline or filling in with colour, I just had to make the best of it – there was no starting over again. Compromisation was key.
Another challenge was painting quickly. Inks are similar to watercolour and working wet-in-wet with this kind of medium is necessary.
I discovered a love for unusual flower vases while creating these pictures and would love to collect and display them, however as this is unaffordable for me, I will have to be happy just designing my own vases (on paper)!
To those artists who do attempt this quick art, I just want to say, it is fun, rewarding and takes you out of the comfort zone. See what you can do!
©Copyright. Art images 1 – 6. Caroline Street.
1.Flowers in a Peculiar Vase.
2.Bohemian Vase in Red.
3.Art Deco Vase with Three Flowers.
4.Avant Garde Vase with Tulips.
5.Roses in Blue Vase.
6.Flame Lily in Fish Vase.