Thursday, May 13, 2010

San Giorgio

While I was in London, I got an email invitation from Lucy Willis to her exhibition at the Curwen Gallery. I have been a fan of hers for years, but had never seen an original. The paintings were much larger and looser than I expected. Watercolour, being a pure pigment, reproduces very well, which is why I tend to use the medium most often for illustration projects. The printed watercolours in her books are tight and crisp and very fresh.

I couldn't quite stretch myself to buy an original, but I did treat myself to this hand-coloured etching. I reckoned I owed it to her, if not myself, having learned so much from her books. Lucy's website is

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