Watercolours and drawings

The watercolour compositions of brambles etc, are really a half-way house between my paintings in acrylic, and my printmaking. I made numerous life-size studies in watercolour pencil of plant material for use in both, some of which were traced and redrawn to create finished watercolour pencil drawings. The remainder of these images are samples of the studies I continually make to feed into new work.

Bramble Time
Bramble Time

Watercolour on giant fabriano (2003), 31 1/2 x 47ins (80 x 119.5cm).

Bramble Time II
Bramble Time II

Watercolour (2004), 17 x 27ins (43 x 68.5cm).

Early Autumn Breeze
Early Autumn Breeze

Watercolour (2004), 17 1/2 x 27 3/4ins (44.5 x 70.5cm).

Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle

Watercolour pencil (2008-10), 30 x 22ins (76 x 56cm).

Evening Mantids
Evening Mantids

Watercolour pencil (2010), 30 x 22ins (76 x 56cm).

Studies of Brambles
Studies of Brambles

Watercolour (2004), 15 x 20ins (38 x 51cm).

Six Bramble Leaves
Six Bramble Leaves

Watercolour (2004), 15 x 20ins (38 x 51cm).

Knapweed and Monbretia
Knapweed and Monbretia

Watercolour pencil (2008-10), 30 x 22ins (76 x 56cm).

Violets
Violets

Watercolour pencil (2009), 11 x 15ins (28 x 51cm).

A Dead Fieldfare
A Dead Fieldfare

Watercolour pencil (2010), 15 x 20ins (38 x 51cm).

Studies of Harvest Mice
Studies of Harvest Mice

Watercolour pencil (2005), 11 1/4 x 16 1/2ins (28.5 x 42cm).

Studies of a Salmon
Studies of a Salmon

Pencils (2009), 15 x 20ins (38 x 51cm).

©Chris Allan