Louise M Hewitt
Harbours and Boats
My favourite recurring theme is to be
found between the tides of the North East beaches.
On my many visits to the local beaches I look very closely at how
the power of the tide is rearranging the pebbles and decorating them
with shells and seaweed. Although I sometimes work from arranged
pebbles, seaweed and shells in my studio I also use lots of research,
digital photographs and many quick colour sketches taken on my
visits to the beaches.
All the pebbles and stones vary in pattern, shape, colour and
texture and in my work I try to exaggerate these differences in a
tonal fashion. In watercolour work, I tend to allow some of the
pebbles to overlap the straight outer edges to give the impression
that this is just a tiny part of the stony beach.
Stone Rings Watercolour 36 x 44cms
Tall Panel Watercolour 20 x 70cms
Watercolour 32 x 42cms
Watercolour 32 x 40cms
2 Shells Watercolour 30 x 40cms
Watercolour 34 x 48cms