Robin Street-Morris, our featured artist of the day, creates tranquil, hazy landscapes using watercolours and pastels. Robin’s landscapes express remote, secluded regions while attempting to remove human presence and interference.
I like the way that Robin reduces each image down to its most basic shapes and colours. Each watercolour painting is the kind of dreamlike recollection of a place that one has many years after visiting it. Robin works in highly diluted watercolour and pastel, using overlapping washes to achieve a soft, fuzzy effect without losing the intensity of the colours. Many of her paintings also feature tiny points of pale light, acting as a human presence in the wilderness.
Most of Robin’s images are of seascapes or forests. The two galleries on her website, www.robinstreetmorris.com, each represent a different kind of landscape – bright, sunlit woods and beaches, while the other gallery showcases evening landscapes. Robin’s technique is well-suited to either set of scenery.