Watercolour landscapes

I was inspired after creating my zines, to continue looking at creating hints of landscapes rather than the landscape itself. I wanted to try using a different material, and decided on watercolour paints as it is possible for the paint to move and change without much influence from myself. It was also a way of using colour to portray diverse types of landscapes. My aim was to take this sketchbook on my travels with me and paint while travelling, in attempt to accurately portray the emotions and movement of the landscape I am surrounded by. However, one of the consequences of painting while travelling iis that there are other outside factors influencing what is produced, such as wind, and weather conditions controlling the movement of the watercolours. However, I believe that this has had a more positive influence on what I am creating than negative, as it twists the original concept of what a landscape is. One of the things I like about using watercolour, is that it can dry fast while outside, and using a small-scale sketchbook minimises the issues I had while oil painting outside in the woods.

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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