Staithes North Yorkshire

Staithes North Yorkshire

The great thing about your watercolours is that while you use these techniques in, eg, clingfilm, you don't have to rely on them - your paintings would still be fabulous, and the use of such techniques is an intriguing optional extra. The colour in this reminds me of David Cox, my favourite watercolourist of the 18th/19th century. looking at it even more closely, you use really quite pale, restrained colour - and still achieve strong, defined images.

I like the balance and composition,the muted colours give it harmony

Hang on Studio Wall

Watercolour A3 with cling film used for texture with the top washed off half way thro drying to give a negative shape at the top and positive shape at the bottom.

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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