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   The watercolour sketches contained in this section are mostly produced in live settings. It is particularly difficult to follow the ever-changing light condition in various outdoor settings for describing each scene, however, this gave me a great insight towards colour study. As I understand, watercolour is the best tool to capture precious moments with quick brash works in fresh, transparent colours and I love it. However, it also made me wonder whether impressionists' endeavour to gain "natural colours" on their canvases was really worthwhile? After all, colour is such a subjective matter shaped by various ever-changing conditions such as light, our emotion and cognitive senses. With such a perspective, it’s impossible to gain the constancy of natural colour. Oil is, however, the principal technique which has become dominant throughout art history up to this day since Flemish school masters typified by Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, etc. established this great art practice in 15th century. As numerous expressions and techniques were sought and created with this medium, I almost feel unable to contribute anything. Hence a handful of my oil sketches before shifting to explore a new technique using Japanese sumi ink & acrylic.

イギリス湖水地方在住の日本人美術家 | JAPANESE ARTIST IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT | UNITED KINGDOM

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