Impressionist Colors of the Sea… John Peter Russell

impressionist sea painting, john peter russell art, debiriley.com

A fine example, a master of the impressionist era.  John Peter Russell should not go unnoticed by art lovers.

Admittedly, while in America I hadn’t heard of him.

Until  I moved to Australia and visited the New South Wales Art Gallery.

 

 

impressionist sea painting, john peter russell art, debiriley.com
impressionist sea…. John Peter Russell

 

Impressionist Artist

 

What Beautiful colors.

Exquisite brush movement.

The sensitivity of his brush is quite apparent when you look close.

Amazing.

 

 

John Peter Russell  was born in Australia in  1858, but moved to Belle Ile, Brittany.

This, is where he painted much of his work.

Les Aiguilles, Belle Ile  is another lovely free loose and easy watercolor impression of the area there.

If you go online google… John Peter Russell paintings, to find his work.  They are outstanding.

Beautiful.

 

 

Versatile Artist

Russell created gorgeous oil paintings, just as easily as he did watercolors.

The following link below, shows one of Russell’s  oil paintings of the sea, lovely and spirited.

According to the Sept. 2015  Christies.com article  “Australia’s Lost Impressionist” …. Russell was a friend of Rodin and was inspired by Monet. 

 

 

 

5 Keys

5 Key Things I think watercolorists of all levels might come away with after studying Russell’s work:

  • a sense of color spontaneity
  • fresh raw,  vigorous brush movement
  • transparency of colors and the lack of muddiness throughout the work
  • his ‘permission’ in allowing the pigments to merge, mingle, flow … at will
  • harmony of the complementary color palette of pink- red and green- blue

 

 

More to come

I do apologise to all if I’ve not replied to you.

I’ve been away visiting in Singapore,  and we just returned from the amazing city.

The National Gallery was stunning with its exhibitions; the city’s buildings … were art creations.

Yes  – there is more to come in upcoming post articles!

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Hi Debi…I had lost you for the longest time but now I have found you again.

    Looks like we are in sync. I am studying the masters this year and posting resulting work along with summaries of what I have learned. And now, with your blog posts, I get to learn about a whole new set of masters! Love it! Thanks Debi! M

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