Working on a new series of watercolour paintings
After painting many works with stones, pebbles and beaches I needed to choose other subjects for a change.
Flowers are often the choice of subject matter for many artists and can be considered rather banal ( like: Oh no, not another old woman painting flowers with watercolours!) but I wanted to give the subject a new twist and a different approach.
I have for these new works chosen a tall narrow format. So instead of the normal "widescreen" I have taken up the challenge of limiting the point of view to this rather unusual format. The actual size of the flowers, weeds and the like are rendered larger than life. This gives me the opportunity to play with a lot of details in the foreground while keeping the background quite diffuse.
By painting a simple nondescript flower in this way it might be possible to raise it from anonymity to something almost monumental which in itself could be quite a symbolic gesture.