Monday, July 11, 2016

Water Sky series :: the finish

Water Sky IV
watercolor
8 x 10 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

The decision of whether to post these all together or in separate posts was resolved by creating one large post in order to wrap up this series of paintings. I may have my need to paint the ocean out of my system - for a while. With this series I explored the the relationship
of the elements water and sky in terms of color, light, and texture. Of course, watercolor seems the perfect vehicle to explore this very watery subject. And when you remove the subject itself, what remains are the graphic elements, minimalist bands of color and texture. 

Water Sky V
watercolor 
11 x 14 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Sometimes the sea is so painfully blue and it will extend onto the wet sand creating a symmetry of sky and earth from the horizon outward. 

Water Sky VI
watercolor
11 x 14 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

And then there is the variety of color. Ever changing color with the movement of the clouds, sun and water, all working together, each a part of the other and part of the whole. 

Water Sky Series 2016 ©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

My aim with this series may have been too expansive. Something as simple as water and sky has so many variables that it is difficult to narrow the focus. Because of this I approached each composition as minimally as possible, a simple horizontal line dividing the space, and then what happens where those two elements meet, on either side of that line. So yeah, it is likely that I will return to this theme at some point, because there are still mysteries to be solved.

2 comments:

Jennifer Phillip said...

it is a lovely series :) all of them have so much lovely colours and glad to read you will return to the theme in the future. Painting water is def. something you excel at :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

ok that was me, wrong account for some odd reason

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