Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inspiration: Derek Hare

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse by Derek Hare

I've been enjoying these works by English painter Derek Hare, primarily because I like the gauzy light, and the way the seascapes are viewed through a delicate lens of mist and fog. My favorite mornings on the islands are when the world drifts in and out of a light mist, especially when it curls in gentle tendrils off a glassy surface so calm you can see down thirty feet to the rockweed covered floor. Hare's paintings are in oil, but I want to try to use my watercolors to mimic this kind of haze. I'll post successful results when I have them...but it may be a while!
More of his work can be found here.

Sanna Bay by Derek Hale


Rose said...

Beautiful pictures... I must admit I have never heard of him before but given my art education, this isn't really surprising....

derek said...

Hi Alice and Rose. I felt I had to respond after seeing the your highly complimentary comments. I'm so happy that you like my paintings. The ones here are part of my "Impressions Of Scotland" series commissioned by my art publishers, Edinburgh Arts.
Keep painting, Alice. I'm sure you will be able to get the effects with watercolour that you seek.

Derek Hare.