While living in France I was lucky enough to meet this great Artist Joseph Smith. A master of technique and creativity. He worked in many media,s, stone, wood, clay. This little painting was inspired by random splashes and shapes on watercolour paper.
One of his favourite techniques while having his breakfast was to place a piece of paper under his coffee cup and then use any stains or splashes as a catalyst for his imagination.
Using coffee, tea and watercolours to create some beautiful paintings. He also used red onions, boiling them to make a reddish wash. I guess there’s a lot of natural pigments which you can make yourself.
In Joe,s own words.
“Through various series in my work I have attempted to put into more realistic proportion man’s relationship to nature, the animal kingdoms…and to himself.”
“I wish for my works to allow viewers to hopefully re-examine their own relative importance in relationship with the vast natural wonder that we are actually infinitesimal within..”
If you’d like to see more of his brilliant artwork please visit his website. www.josephsmitharts.com