This second film with Robert Wade concentrates on simplification. Bob emphasises that one should choose a simple subject and paint it in a simple, straightforward manner. Painting in and around the town of Leuven in Belgium he selects four different subjects that includes a lake with reflected trees and building, an old mill, a group of houses seen from a distance and a very fine old university building. In addition, he shows us the fun to be had from changing the mood of a scene by altering the colours.
Joseph is a highly regarded Australian watercolour artist who has the ability to create a magical atmosphere and mood in his paintings. In this film we follow him as he paints in Australia and Venice. He paints a busy Melbourne street full of movement and life as well as the marina at Williamstown with its boats and the city of Melbourne in the background. In Venice he paints a view of the fish market on the Grand Canal. Boats, cars, buildings and figures are all portrayed in an impressionistic manner.
Joseph is a highly accomplished watercolour artist who believes that it is important to work outdoors, on location, as much as possible. Painting in Australia he creates a magical mood in his watercolours as he paints a Melbourne street in the evening light and captures the atmosphere of coastal scenes along the Great Ocean Road. He also paints a stunning panorama of the Yarra Valley and a colourful afternoon at the races.
Herman is a very fine watercolourist, producing paintings full of atmosphere and light. Painting ’en plein air’ he mixes traditional impressionistic values with versatility, with a strong emphasis on technique. In this film Herman paints in London, firstly beside the river Thames near Tower Bridge, then a view looking down Fleet Street, with the sunlight producing strong lights and darks. He then travels to the Cotswolds where he paints two views of the English countryside in summer.
Joseph is one of the leading masters of watercolour with an ability to transform any subject into visual poetic language. Painting in the heart of the Dordogne region of France he selects a wide range of subjects. These include a local market, an early morning view with strong shadows, the houses and river at Brantôme in the evening light and a sunlit lily pond. He also visits a local farm where he paints a horse and rider performing dressage.
Joseph is a true master of the watercolour medium whose magical touch produces wonderfully loose, atmospheric paintings. On a summer’s day in Melbourne he paints sailing boats in Albert Park before travelling to France where we catch up with him in Paris in cold but sunny winter weather. Here he paints street scenes and a view of the river Seine. Returning to Melbourne he then uses one of the watercolours produced on his French travels to work up into a larger studio version.