A lot of my compositions began to lend themselves to a letterbox format, and some of them are reproduced below. Clicking on an image will open a larger version.
Passing Through Watercolour and ink
Market Town Watercolour and ink
The format was interesting to work with, but because the paintings were watercolours on paper practical problems with framing arose as they became increasingly wider.
Untitled Watercolour and ink
River Watercolour and ink
Journey Watercolour and ink
Evening Sun on the Hills Watercolour and ink
The solution to the framing problem was to paint the image in three panels separated by blank paper, reading from left to right, top to bottom, so that if the three panels were joined end-to-end they would form one continuous image. The edges of the panels were not masked but carefully followed, giving them a painterly feel.
River Story Watercolour and ink
This painting follows a river from its source in the hills to its confluence with a larger river.