Category Archives: Watercolour paintings

Xu Beihong painter

We visit a man who has become one of the great Chinese painters of the 20th century. #XuBeihong (1895-1953) is known mostly for his portrayals of horses and birds but he was at the forefront of Chinese artists which felt … Continue reading

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Federico Barocci, Mary with the Christ Child

We revisit an artwork , today, to add clarification. #Barocci (1533-1612) was an Italian painter and print maker. He was highly respected and influential in the Renaissance art world of the time. His work certainly influenced many artists who came … Continue reading

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Sgraffito

A technique not always associated with painting but it has been used by some fine artists. One might not even realise that one is looking at this technique. #Sgraffito is the scratching away of one layer to reveal another. In … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria

When it comes to identifying a person in a portrait, it can be a painstakingly long process. A number of months back, I considered that the young woman in a graphite and body colour portrait in my collection might have … Continue reading

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The Art of Victor Noble Rainbird

Today, we visit a northern artist by name of #VictorNobleRainbird (1888-1936). He was born in North Shields in the U.K. His early education was at Armstrong College – now Newcastle University. His studies were highlighted by several awards. He further … Continue reading

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Neidpath Castle

Heading north, today to a place which if your not looking for it you would miss. #NeidpathCastle is located a mile from Peebles in an area called ‘The Borders’. The castle rests on the side of a steep gorge overlooking … Continue reading

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Admiral Stoddart artist

A bit of a vague title today but hopefully I will have explained by the end of the chapter. In this case, the title might refer to #AdmiralPringleStoddart (1768-1848) or #AdmiralJamesStoddart (1813-1892) – father and son. Seafaring as well as … Continue reading

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Adelaide Louisa Haselgrave artist

Last chapter we were in Portelet Bay, Jersey and this week we are going to jump across the English Channel to Sussex. Specifically an area called the Weald and we’ll throw in a bit of folklore too. #AdelaideLouisaHaslegrave (1857-1937) was … Continue reading

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Clifford George Blampied artist

Today, we look at an artist from The Channel Islands. #CliffordGeorgeBlampied (1875-1962) was a watercolour artist from St Helier, Jersey. A talented artist who produced many works from his local region – The Channel Islands. The scene which we see … Continue reading

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Chinese Painting

I have a number of Chinese paintings in my collection and love the techniques used. The utter simplicity with which the artist creates. Chinese landscape painting is considered the epitome of Chinese painting styles. It is associated with a refined … Continue reading

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