Presenting John Lovett’s watercolor paintings
I came across a great blog this morning! It was actually featured on the WordPress.com website – John Lovett @ Splashing Pain blog. Check out some of his work below. (All images and text belong to John Lovett)
Two color demo using Indigo and a transparent, Burnt Sienna like color mixed from Quinaceradone Gold, Alizarin and a touch of Ultramarine
Making sense of a complicated subject
A simple subject made interesting by shifting the emphasis away from formal symmetry to a more dynamic diagonal thrust.
A workshop in Bend, Oregon wouldn’t be right without a painting of Mirror Pond.
Cheese cloth, rice paper, pastel, ink and gesso were used to build up the interesting textures of this Italian Hilltop Village.
In this painting of Monterey Wharf, Ultramarine Blue gouache was used to give maximum impact to the focal point.
This simple subject is a lot of fun to paint and a great way to work with positive and negative shapes.
…and a few more Workshop Demos:
In this demo we took a complicated subject, simplified it then worked detail over the simplified shapes. The sky and awnings were painted with pale ultramarine gouache (mixed from white and ultramarine gouache).
A similar subject, this time we launched into it with a big 1/2 inch bristle brush to make the main Ultramarine shapes then built the rest of the painting around these marks.
Again, using a 1/2 inch bristle brush, we reduced this subject to a few simple shapes. A broad, direct approach delivers just enough information to tell the story without the clutter of unnecessary detail.
This demo was an experiment with negative shapes. The leaves were built up layer by layer, painting the successively darker backgrounds and leaving the leaf shapes exposed.
We spent an afternoon painting in the central park, the interesting architecture and tall palms making great subjects
A warm sunny day greeted us in the beautiful city of Christchurch. This is the side door to Christchurch cathedral. It is hard to believe, just a week later the city was hit by a devastating earthquake. The cathedral spire crashing to the ground where we painted.
See the rest here.