I went to an exhibition on watercolour painting at the Millenium galleries( http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk ) in Sheffield at the weekend. It’s a very good exhibition that sets out to show the full range of possible approaches to this very versatile medium. On display are very traditional work, many sketches by artists like Turner, pre-raphalite paintings, surreialist and dada experimentations as well as some extremely abstract items.
But what really caught my eye was the works done by the artist Edward Burra, see the two pics above. These two images are large, larger than A2, were inspired by a trip to Mexico. They incredibly vibrant and energetic, the washes of colour are luminous and he was so obviously enjoying what he was working on with these paintings.
I’ve found this to be very inspiring 🙂