In this instructional programme, artist E. John Robinson offers tips on how to form waves, represent water running over rocks, and create the most realistic spray bursts.
Joseph is a highly regarded Australian watercolour artist who has the ability to create a magical atmosphere and mood in his paintings. In this film we follow him as he paints in Australia and Venice. He paints a busy Melbourne street full of movement and life as well as the marina at Williamstown with its boats and the city of Melbourne in the background. In Venice he paints a view of the fish market on the Grand Canal. Boats, cars, buildings and figures are all portrayed in an impressionistic manner.
Herman is a very fine watercolourist, producing paintings full of atmosphere and light. Painting ’en plein air’ he mixes traditional impressionistic values with versatility, with a strong emphasis on technique. In this film Herman paints in London, firstly beside the river Thames near Tower Bridge, then a view looking down Fleet Street, with the sunlight producing strong lights and darks. He then travels to the Cotswolds where he paints two views of the English countryside in summer.
Joseph is one of the leading masters of watercolour with an ability to transform any subject into visual poetic language. Painting in the heart of the Dordogne region of France he selects a wide range of subjects. These include a local market, an early morning view with strong shadows, the houses and river at Brantôme in the evening light and a sunlit lily pond. He also visits a local farm where he paints a horse and rider performing dressage.