Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Sun Child"

8'x8' Watercolor 140lb coldpress canvas
July 2011

Back to my roots. I have mentioned my love for watercolor, but what I have not mentioned is the inspiration behind my interest which was Fashion Photography. Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh in particular.
I think it was the striking, bold, high contrast and sometimes backlit scenes that captured a moment that I found irresistible to paint. There was no other vehicle I wanted to use for this exploration of photography than watercolor. Using the white of the watercolor canvas, the way the clean sharp lines also complement its transparency...watercolor just lends itself so naturaly to these references. It was where I lived. I was/am so hooked. Patrick Nagel inspired me to draw, Demarchelier and Lindbergh inspired me to paint.