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With my brand new travel set of ‘brilliant’ watercolours, I experimented using a very quick wet on wet wash to capture an impression of a glorious pink sunset flung over the hills and reflected in the river.

watercolour, wet on wet, 210mm x 297mm, 185 gsm watercolour paper

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An avid photographer, both still and moving, since I was 10 years old, I later discovered and developed a particular love of macro, which is now one of my main genres. More recently, however, my repertoire has broadened to include stained glass windows and particularly the stunning beauty of outback New South Wales and South, Australia.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Creation, captured and presented here for you.

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  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdabout 6 years ago

    Hi sweet Jan :)

    Fabulous abstract!!!
    N :) xxx

  • Hi there Nat!!! Lovely to ‘see’ your lovely smiling face again…a
    I’m glad you like it…it really came about from me playing around with some new watercolours at the time and a bit of experimentation.
    However, I’m disappointed in this digital image of the original as I’m in the process of learning a new photo editing software I’ve just bought. So its nowhere near the size I thought I had.
    Grrrrr….might go back to Photoshop, at least for a while till I have the other mastered.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdabout 6 years ago

    oh, wow – it’s be back with you all again :)))
    well, well done on this one – i love your new watercolours!!!
    and keep playing, sweet Jan!
    N :) xx

  • Yeah, its funny how we miss it when we’re away, isn’t it?
    I was away for 6 days without access to computer, well only had a quick peep one day, as my mum doesn’t has a very small download limit (as you do when you’re 84!) and I was very careful not to go over it.

    So, by the time I got home I think I was suffering from a bad case of withdrawal symptoms…but more than that, I’d actually missed everyone!!!

    ANd this time Nat, we missed you!

    So a very warm welcome back!!!!!

    J…………xxO

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful mixture of colors and love the design!! Nice work!

  • THank you Stephanie….I did this a few years ago and had forgotten all about it until I found it yesterday, so thought it might slot into the watercolour group. A bit daring of me I know.
    But as for design, I think that was more by way of accident as I had a basic design in mind, but the results were more that of an experiment with the medium.

    But thank you for your lovely words and generous comment.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    glorious abstract, great artwork, you can see the imagery very plainly, so very well done, and wonderful colours. hugs

  • Thank you Hilary. I’m getting daring posting stuff which was just me messing around and experimenting, aren’t I?
    So glad you can see the imagery ~ I wasn’t at all sure.
    Thank you for your lovely comment.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.about 6 years ago

    love wet on wet … got to be quick!!! brilliant.

  • Hi Poupoune. I love it too and yes, it is very quick, but a lot of fun seeing what the paint and water do when you let them ‘do their own thing’ and give them free play.
    Less control than other mediums and techniques. Which probably accounts for my timidity with watercolours. I only started with them a few years ago and this was one of my earliest goes at it.
    Thank you for your very generous comment.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 6 years ago

    it might have been quick but the reason is stunning. wonderful watercolour.

  • oh thank you Marion. The speed with which I did it and the method used almost felt like cheating!
    I value and appreciate your descriptive and detailed comment. Your support and encouragement is wonderful. Thank you.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • C J Lewis
    C J Lewisabout 6 years ago

    Wow Jan…this is gorgeous…love the colours and your composition :)

  • Thank you CJ. You’re too kind.
    It was a bit of an experiment. There was this brilliant pink sunset reflected on the river and I raced outside to capture it with my camera. But I must have rushed a bit too much, cos all the shots were blurry.
    So I decided to have a go with my new travel watercolours and try a wet on wet or wash approach.
    So it was fast, quick…but great fun.

    So glad you like it!

    : )))))

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Deanna Roberts Think in Pictures
    Deanna Roberts...about 6 years ago

    Wow Jan! Top stuff – great colours – great mix – great that its so random. Keep it up!

  • Wow Deanna! Thank you so much for your warm encouragement and positive comments!! Great for the self esteem… ; )

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • SerenityChase
    SerenityChaseabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous colours.

  • Oh thank you. I was just experimenting with the colours and washes to see what would happen, although I did have a shot I took of a pink sunset over the river in mind.
    I’m so pleased I got the colours right for you. ; )

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • amiew
    amiewalmost 6 years ago

    This is absolutely beautiful!

  • Hi Amie. Thank you for your lovely comment. It was a first experiment with wet on wet washes and with the new colours I’d just bought.
    So I’m glad you like it.

    : )

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

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