And Another Rainbow

View of the 2013 WNAA Small Works exhibition
View of the 2013 WNAA Small works exhibition in the Shakespeare Barn, King’s Lynn Arts Centre
The West Norfolk Artists Small Works exhibition has drawn to a close and what an impressive show it was. The format of placing each image on a square coloured background really unifies the display of artwork and add a dramatic edge to what would otherwise be just another display of small pictures. You can see a little of the exhibition in my photograph here.

Both my own two works were “rainbow” themed, using the techniques that I outlined in my previous post. I enjoyed using the Rowney FW inks and I will certainly be employing them again in future paintings.

Painting of Rainbow at Burnham Overy Staithe
After the Rain – Burnham Overy Staithe. Watercolour & Ink, 11ins. x 11ins.
In addition to the inks I used a very limited palette of colours for this work, essentially it’s a monochrome in a bluey-grey made from Phthalo Blue GS, Burnt Sienna and Quinacridone Red. The inks provide the splash of colour which hopefully brings the painting to life. I was pleased to see that quite a few visitors to the show voted for this painting as their favourite, which was really encouraging.

However, that’s enough rainbows just for the moment and I’m back in the studio working in traditional watercolour. I’ll post some images of new works here soon!