Hi, my name is June Rydgren and I am a watercolourist living in the beautiful Stockholm archipelago in Sweden. I have painted watercolour since I was a little girl and over the years I have had lots of exhibitions. From now I decided to show and sell June Art & Design Sweden mostly in my new WEB SHOP. Much more to come soon. Have patience!
I love the look of fluid, free-flowing watercolours and I am inspired by the beautiful countryside around me. Flowers and animals are favourite motifs.
I love working wet into wet and seeing where it leads when I relax and "let loose". Feeling tense goes bad with the loose method. Painting watercolour fast and fluid can appear effortless, but indeed it requires both hard concentration and a shift in process and thinking. Believe me!
Couldn't help thinking of L.M. Montgomery's lovely Anne of Green Gables when I made the above painting.
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers"
Better get it right the first time -
you don't get a second chance.
(1918-1985, American painter born in Kiev,Ukraine.)
I often use the so called wet-on-wet techniques when I paint. It simply means wet paint applied onto wet paint. Yes, it takes practise before you get it right the first time. Yes, you don't get a second chance! It is really too easy to get the work look like a muddy puddle on a country road in the rain.
Adding paint to a wet layer of paint on the paper produces a soft, diffused look as the colours mix. And that is what I love so much with watercolours.
This method is the best way for suggesting movement in my paintings, and as I am not interested in photo realistic art myself, I think diffusing, dreamy shapes is the most lovely way to avoid sharp details that prevents you from creating your own images in your mind when you consider a work of art.
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