I have just bought a book ‘Creating Luminous Watercolour Landscapes’ off Amazon.co.uk. It features the work of American artist Sterling Spencer. I think he more than anyone has convinced me not to be a watercolour photorealist – to paint with larger brushes and none of this painstaking delicate artwork with tiny brushes.
I love his landscapes and if I can fuse his approach with that of Jean Haines I’d be very happy, nay, I'be shocked!!! I’m looking forward to seeing where all this goes. No doubt it’ll be a road with lots of curves and hopefully I’ll navigate my way around each bend and learn how to keep out of those ditches.
Now where’s that 2 inch wash brush?