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 Watercolour: Summer Leaves by Marion Chapman
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100% Watercolour on Arches 300gsm, full sheet.

I stretched the paper using a staple gun, a method i have been experimenting with. The stretching was essential for this painting due to the vast amount of water and layers of glazes – probably about 20 layers.

Original sold May, 2008

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blue, green, leaves

My specialities are watercolour painting and printmaking. Further enquiries? mazchap@optusnet.com.au

All works are hand painted or hand printed onto fine quality paper. Marion uses Arches 300gsm rough paper, Saunders Waterford 300gsm cold pressed paper for her watercolours and for each unique state print, the paper is either BFK Rives 280gsm cream paper or Hahnemulle rough 280gsm.

All enquiries welcome.

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  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful. The effect of the glazing gives lovely depth and colour.

  • Markus Kunschak
    Markus Kunschakabout 6 years ago

    Wow, really beautiful!
    I was wondering, did you wash the paper before staple?

  • Yes, in fact I soaked it in the bath for a good 15 minutes to ensure it was completely soaked before stapling and then I began the underpainting while it was still very wet.
    Thanks for your great comment too.

    – Marion Chapman

  • cdwork
    cdworkabout 6 years ago

    I Love the tones- awesome work

  • RLHall
    RLHallabout 6 years ago

    Lovely work, love the colors

  • NicoleKidwoman
    NicoleKidwomanabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • bluerabbit
    bluerabbitabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful delicate color and lovely shapes.

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonabout 6 years ago

    I love the way this glows!

  • artlein
    artleinabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful use of colour and complementary shapes.

  • degillett
    degillettabout 6 years ago

    How lovely to see a watercolour that isn’t wishy washy! Nice work. Good luck with the exhibition

  • pentangled
    pentangledabout 6 years ago

    Wow! Gorgeous. Really peaceful feel to this image :o)

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