Trees in watercolour

These recent watercolours are part of a set of commissioned works for the Madsen Private Hotel in Penguin. They are refurbishing a room retaining  the historic building feel with its prevelance of timber, but with a bit of contemporary flair to link to the presentation of other areas. The works are square…. a bit of a challange for the subjects chosen….. and to fit 50cm square frames.

One set of three works, shown here,

are of tree trunks, a beautiful subject for playing with watercolour…. mingling colours, deliberate watermarks and palette knife effects for texture, and tricklings of Sumi ink. I chose an ultra rough, soft textured paper to enhace the textural properties of the subject.