Watercolours WOW

Watercolours have always held an ethereal sway over us, but there is a new move towards a bolder expression.
The beauty and uniqueness of watercolor lies within it’s properties, which are not found in any other painting medium. Colours so transparent they visually appear to glow on the paper, while others deposit sediment into the hills and valleys of your paper.
Here are a few examples of how this technique has gained some cool.
wc1
The technique’s new edge was recently shown at London Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2014 collections: From left Giles, Tsumori Chisato, Celine, Vivienne Westwood
Speaking of Giles Deacon, look at his edgy sketches that inform his strong collections.
wc13
Watercolour paints are made from either natural pigments found in the earth; clay, minerals, etc., or from synthetic pigments, which have been finely ground down and then held together with a water-soluble based “gum” binder.
wc19
wc11
wc8
A new paradigm is reached when the swirl of pigments get frozen in space.

wc16

A single stroke of colour elevates the daily mug (Menu Norm Double Walled Thermo Cups) into something unique.

wc21 wc20

A new appreciation for this technique is found when digital manipulation meets inky pools of colour.

wc22

The Bluebellgray Untitled 3 cushion is perfect for commitment phobes. Start slowly and scatter one cushion at a time.
wc17

wc23

This collection by Emma Hayes relies on the dramatic qualities of paint pigments dissolving on watercolour paper.
Posted by guest blogger Jaco Janse van Rensburg
Jaco is a Cape Town based creative consultant
Instagram: jacojansevanrensburg

 

 

More from Bielle Bellingham

Watercolours WOW

Watercolours have always held an ethereal sway over us, but there is...
Read More

1 Comment

Comments are closed.