Rocks & Ripples 1b by Richard Sunderland

Watercolours on 140lb/ 300gsm Langton Rough watercolour paper.
The themes of structure, tone, light and shadow are constant guides to how I am looking at the environment. In recent times Natural Lines and Man-made Lines seem to be a focus of my work. I tend to have a very limited palette basically the three primary colours dominate, although I will look at different combinations e.g. Orange Reds will need different blues and yellows to Purple Reds.


  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathabout 5 years ago

    amazing colours!!!!

  • Just three colours, and then layered until I get the right tonal value, I enjoyed this one because I found a detail in the landscape that worked.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKabout 5 years ago

    Richard the composition and colours are really good.

  • This detail worked, I have found I sometimes try and take on too much and if I look closer there are small areas that are equally successful.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-about 5 years ago

    So many beautiful colors and a great feeling of movement, the water is awesome!

  • I tried to create a dialogue between the two rocks, loads of colours and transparent layers.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 5 years ago

    You are doing some amazing things with color and these dark tonal values. Fantastic.

  • Thanks Frannie, I’m glad you have seen the tonality of the colour.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 5 years ago

    nice! seeing you have warm colors mixing in the refreshment:) quite unique! it is forming the shift of seasons.

  • LisaBeth, I am very much a Spring influenced person, it is when i get out and explore the most. The palette is made up of the primary colours and I then layer until I get the quality I want.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 5 years ago

    thanks for introducing your magic :) to me….lovely technic. it needs some patience i guess. Lisa

  • Yes and know actually if I’m too patient then it can become contrived, three colours big brushes to little brushes big shapes to little shapes. Know where the light is coming from. Simple magic.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)
    Martin William...about 5 years ago

    Really good work here Richard.

  • Again, just trying to look closer and not miss some of the details within the landscape, I found this dialogue between the two rocks.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    great art

  • Thanks Scott.

    – Richard Sunderland

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