Jane Coulson

Portraits, Fine Artist

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Cherry Plums

Cherry Plums

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Watercolours |

I include this watercolour of cherry plums, although it is not a recent work, because an artist friend gave me a whole bunch of them, and I wanted to paint them rather than eat them. The colours were quite golden, and very much of autumn, and October. Lots of artistic licence in the shadows….

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Himba woman

Himba woman

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Illustrations, Watercolours |

Watercolour of a woman from the Himba tribe.  She is married, as you can see from her headdress. The Himba women coat their skin and hair with a mixture of henna, ochre butter and incense making their appearance very striking.  They are reputed to be among the most beautiful of African peoples. This painting is available for sale, framed.

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Daisies with bowl

Daisies with bowl

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Featured, Watercolours |

This painting has a conversation going on between the daisies and the bowl, with a few extras putting in their two penn’worth as well!  The daisies seem to bend over the bowl, and the whole is blended by using a limited palette on the cool side, with yellows, greens and pink predominating.  Again, I have used blank paper to indicate the white petals to...

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Anenomes

Anenomes

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Watercolours |

Another flower study, using very pure colour to create the illusion of bright petals against the light.  I am very precise about my colour mixing with flower painting, being careful not to muddy the purity of colour either by adding any earth colour, or by any contamination of the palette.

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Humming Bird

Humming Bird

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Watercolours |

This is a somewhat fanciful humming bird, not being ornithologically correct.  I just wanted to create the feeling of hovering almost impossibly lightly, over a delicate flower, – a whirl of colour and light. This painting is available as a limited edition giclee print.

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