Roses: Watercolour Still Life, Feb 2017.

These roses are the very beginning where I looked into produce detailed still-life watercolour. Not many things I could say about this. But it influenced the way I considered still-life in the future. I tried to extract objects from narrative scenarios to see which factor it needs to be ‘decorative’. This project does not involve too many thinkings however I did put metaphor in some roses’ shapes. It is a pure exploration of watercolour techniques. I have researched contemporary Russian watercolour about flowers: their preciseness and use of colour, as well as English style: more emotional and focuses on shapes and light contrast. Tried really hard to find a balance between these two features.

At the time when methods of expressing ideas are various, I believe obtaining mature skills is also one of those effective methods.

Most of the outcomes have been used as materials for postcards.

About cechenpaints

An artist, painter, illustrator based in London.