Dalton Bridge Seaham

Dalton Bridge Seaham

Lovely watercolour, Malcom. I like the range of colours and softness.

I think - and my experience of watercolour is much more limited than yours, I believe - that all papers take a lot of getting used to, but I remember using Saunders and finding it a rewarding surface. However - means little, we all vary in our response to surfaces. What I do know is that this is a very beautiful painting - I particularly like the desaturated tones and I suspect the paper assisted with this impression: I know that there are many who love strong contrasts, brilliant colours and all the rest of it, but - I don't. Which is perhaps a pity because I think that "strong" style is in fashion - but there's nothing "weak" about this, and I continue to value this approach.

Lovely use of the medium Malcolm, the bridge is especially good. I usually use Saunders paper and I find it very good and reliable. They now have a 'high white' version which gives a brighter result, I usually buy it in blocks which in the 140lbs weight does not need stretching.

Paper can affect many of us and the subjects plus techniques, but this is right up your street Malcolm.

I like the painting, but it looks to me as though the texture is quite insistent here. I use Saunders often, but tend to use rough on larger paintings only otherwise it can take over a bit. What is the size?

Lovely painting and colours Malcolm.

Another superbly done watercolour, Malcolm. Beautiful soft muted colours.

This is, like all of your paintings, absolutely lovely in every way, Malcolm. Superb!

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Watercolour on 200 lb Saunders rough paper- still not sure about this paper

About the Artist
Malcolm Coils

After twenty years of painting watercolours I have spent the last year or so trying to paint in collage and acrylics with little success. I find it difficult to paint opaque paint on to a surface that blots out whatever is there so I am returning to watercolour now I have plenty of time after…

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