Street Scene 1

Street Scene 1

This is brilliant Joseph. I love it!! The street shapes are obviously in you head and there's no need for a photograph. I find, when using a photo as reference, it's sometimes difficult for me not to add too much detail and paint loosely. I find myself sticking to what's on the photo too much and wondering what to include or leave out. Then I get tied in knots and unable to paint loosely which is what I'm aiming for at the moment. Some of us have been trying out an unusual technique here. Painting or drawing from an upside down photograph with the paper turned the wrong way up and hardly looking at what we're drawing or painting. When the work is finished and the paper's turned the right way up, the results can be a surprisingly accurate and exciting. You should try that next!

Change that to 'you could try that next'!

Great dynamics and colour. Great loose style you have.

Taking things to their natural conclusion - and beyond. It's pure expressionism of course. But beyond the apparent randomness and aleatoric effects, there are sophisticated things going on too. In music I say: sounding substence without shaping power is meaningless; shaping power without sounding substance is empty. You need them both to make a coherent expressive whole. And you have.

Thanks everyone for your great comments. Yes Kim it does seem to be starting to go towards expressionism and abstraction seems to be finding a place in my paintings - it's very early days but very exciting and feels very free.

Vibrant and interesting, I like what looks like long shadows a striking painting.

Love it Joseph!!

Loving the palette !

Fantastic series of beautiful postings - the colours and your use of watercolour is awe inspiring. I love all of them but I think this has to be my favourite. I see they have been featured on the POL Facebook page, which they richly deserve.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I really loved doing this painting and will definitely pursue this direction. As Kim Sommerschield stated it is more expressionistic than impressionistic which for me is a breath of fresh air and freedom.

Wonderful watercolour Joseph. Really love this one. Very inspiring.

This is powerful stuff Joseph, of your latest series this one is really outstanding. Both fascinating and extremely satisfying to look at, it somehow lifts the senses. Great job and an excellent ambassador for watercolour.

I absolutely love this painting Joseph! It's free and wonderful and very uplifting!

Thanks Dympna, Sharon, and Satu - yes it's one of the few paintings that I've done that I actually like both because of how it was executed and the end result. Watercolour for me is like walking up a flight of stairs - each step is a platform for your style at a stage then as you take that next tentative step your style starts to change. Developing a style is both frightening and exciting at the same time. I love it.

Hang on Studio Wall

An experiment with fast watercolours with no sketching and no reference - purely from memory.

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Joseph Broderick

Hello My name is Joseph Broderick. I was born in Ravensthorpe in 1969 in West Yorkshire and currently live in Mirfield also in West Yorkshire. I studied art and design at Dewsbury College and then completed a Fine Art Degree at Cardiff studying performance art. I have exhibited performance works…

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