Swapping his iconic use of acrylic and oil paint on metal for the delicate medium of watercolour on paper, here Paul Kenton has captured a graceful scene of the Thames in London. Upon creating the piece he noted: 'watercolours are a really tricky medium to use as there is no going back if you make a mistake, but it has some fantastic qualities in capturing distance and light within a scene. To create this moody painting of the Thames, I accentuated the strong shafts of light beaming through the clouds onto the river, by revealing areas of the bright white paper underneath. Using a wet-on-wet technique, I allowed the paint to mix and move freely on the paper, giving the piece a softness which emulates the tranquility of the scene. To finish, I used pen to add some subtle details to the structures, including the Shard, which slices through the skyline with its distinct sharp edges.'
Back in November 2018, acclaimed landscape artist Paul Kenton set himself the challenge of completing a whole year of daily painting. Painting en plein-air [outdoors] on travels to various cities, landscapes and coastlines, his creativity and connection with the world around him flourished. This highly personal and unique body of work provides insight into the daily inspiring views that stopped the artist in his tracks; and the astonishing collection is now available to purchase for the first time.
Subjects: Town Scenes, Places
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