Impressionistic Line & Wash      Impressionistic Gouache

Robert's impressionistic watercolour landscapes seek to capture the essence of a place. A passion for the translucent but unpredictable effects of watercolour, which makes each painting an exciting experiment, are evident in these pictures. Robert feels that his best watercolours are created quickly to capture the ephemeral effects of light and atmosphere, although the detailed townscapes call for a more considered approach. Transparent watercolour washes are applied over a light pencil drawing to build up a painting using tone and colour to create dramatic effects.

Two examples of looser and tighter paintings are shown here.  


Loose - Venice Silhouette



Less Loose - Yardley Hastings