Monday, 21 May 2018

Escargots en Aquarelle - Snails in Watercolour

 From our Breton correspondent Michele C - a very cute and well-painted snail

The latest Aquarellista Session was dedicated to 'Snails'. They are beautiful in many ways, there are many many different species and their shapes and colours leave room for imagination. Above and below you can see a good variety of possibilities!
 Snail shell by Hélène, very wel done - the volume is great and the patterns enhance the shape!

 Celina created this Snail-Leaf composition, true to her style. You would think this comes from her imagination, with the bright red and the perfect shape - but it is based on an existing snail! 
 Lovely watercolour with reflection by Glenn. I think it is a young snail, it somehow has a vibrant feeling to it.
 Almost abstract snail by Vanessa. points for warm colours and nice contrast. 
I hope she likes it better when she sees this picture! 
 Elia B. painted a mother-of-pearl shell on this beauty - and nailed it!

 Brenda used a photo of a simple shell to create a big painting in her loose and transparant style - and so did Bev. On first sight the two look similar  - but that is because of the colours. In fact they are very different... (click to enlarge)
After this Bev was interested to go a step further, so she took the box with real shells and built a still life with them. Below the first brush strokes - more next week!

NB - there are paintings missing. my bad - I didn't take pics of everything I am ashamed to admit. I have to pack'n prepare for the Hangar Spring Trip and am scheduling this post. So have a look for them next week, in the 'other projects' 

And here are the other, finished, started and ongoing projects - very worth looking at also! Earth, Water and Fire by Carol, Liz and Sandra...

 Carol's Awesome horizon-painting, inspired by the city she grew up in

Two amazing water splashes, by Liz. Both look as if they are really happening, great stuff!!! 

And to finish, here's one great work of art by Sandra. I am over the moon with this one because it tells one hell (literally) of a story that 'deepens the mystery'. I interpret it as the downfall of the Maya culture - but there are many ways of looking at it. Breathtaking if you see it for real - also interesting technique-wise. The structure in the arch was achieved by using gouache. If you want to see more by Sandra visit her website

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