To Friendship woods

To Friendship woods

Wonderful brushwork Sophie.

Hard to say which is the most beautiful.

Oh this is just cruel .... you&#39;ve done it again! These washes are so controlled - it would be horribly easy to let them wander all over the place and dissipate their energy and depth of colour - without for a second appearing to be controlled or restrained at all..... Are you, I wonder, an admirer of Paul Riley? I see elements of his approach in your paintings, although there are strong and individual differences too. <br /><br />Anyway - I love those clean, deep greens and their transparency - I&#39;d like to ask you all sorts of questions about the brushes and paper you use, but we should all know by now that the materials are one thing, the ability to make them do what you want them to do is something quite different: you can use an artist&#39;s brushes, paper, palette and still lack the essential ingredient which makes their work unique.

Lovely comment again Robert! Ido love Paul Riley&#39;s work and am inspired by so many fabulous watercolourists but I am naughty, I break the &#39;rules&#39; by hardly ever drawing anything on the paper first, I like to mentally work out the composition and then just go for it!

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These are my local woods where I go with with son to hunt The Gruffalo!

About the Artist
sophie penstone

I live and paint from my studio in Cornwall. I am largely self taught in watercolours and have been painting with them for 20 years. I am inspired many different things around me in the landscape but primarily trees, flowers and long shadows. At the moment I am also exploring the beauty of decay,…

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