A montage of Italian experience in the last 12 months.
This series is investigating and exploring all the visual imagery have collected over the last four years. I decided on approaching this through drawing, and drawing in the most open sense mixed media. I’m trying to enjoy my work, keeping a fresh eye on everything, never trying to impose myself on a piece, going with the flow. Keeping it as organic as possible, cut the canvas to fit the idea.
I use Langton 130lb 300gsm Rough watercolour paper. I like the surface, great effects with watercolour and pencil picks up the texture too.


siena, italy, memory, watercolour


  • citywind
    citywindalmost 3 years ago

    Cool watercolor Richard…lovely !!!

  • Thank you, I had just come back in October and had this new big brush I had bought in Empoli and had a lot of fun trying to get my brush strokes and layering the paint to build the compositional elements.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearlalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting. The roughness of this paper seems to add a glass like appearance to the painting. Could come handy if your ‘Italian experience’ takes you to paining Venetian glass…

  • Marlies Odehnal
    Marlies Odehnalalmost 3 years ago

    Each watercolor is a masterpiece, Richard

  • Marlies, thank you, I love seeing them up in RB it gives me a fresh take on something I have been staring at for months. I appreciate you seeing so much in my work.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walteralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work. Love the colors & tones.

  • Lucinda thank you for your support and seeing the tonal qualities in the colours.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous painting…wonderful perspective.

  • Thank you, Lisa I got this huge brush in italy about 10cm and tried to make clear decisive decisions, sort of works.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Amazing watercolor! Wonderful use of light and shadow!

  • Angie thank you, I appreciate your support.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    lovely work Richard!

  • Charmiene it is great to have your support for my work.

    – Richard Sunderland

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmalmost 2 years ago

    A great experience indeed :)

  • nanaellis
    nanaellisalmost 2 years ago


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