British Watercolour Artist Anje Yelf: watercolours

As a british artist living in the westcountry of England, I am inspired by the Devon countryside and coastline and this is reflected in my paintings. Subjects range from townscape, seascape and landscape to still-life. Recently I have been working on a series of botanical watercolour studies for an Art Exhibition, inspired by the flora found in my Garden.

Watercolour painting requires some degree of patience and the understanding that personal improvement means allowing for an increase in paper usage. It is my intendion to get out and about a lot more and increase my experience of painting on location.

The images of watercolour paintings below, include a selection of townscape, landscapes and still-life studies.

Studio

Studio

Still-life study
Medium: Watercolour.
Size: Height 10" Width 14"
My Studio in the loft.

Rooftops

rooftops

Medium: Watercolour.
Size: Height 10" Width 14"
The view to the south from my studio window, looks over the rooftops of houses on what used to be known as Treacle Hill. In the distance is the rolling green farmland at Wolborough.

Newton Abbot

East Street Newton Abbot circa 1900 approx.

Townscape
Medium: Watercolour.
Size: Height 10" Width 14"
East Street Newton Abbot circa 1900 approx. I was reading a book titled 'A book of Newton Abbot' by Roger Jones, when I came across an old black and white photograph of East Street. I decided to use the image as inspiration for this painting.

Blue bottles

Blue bottles

Still-life study
Medium: Watercolour.
Size: Height 10" Width 14"
This is a compositional still-life study of artist materials and blue bottles. The most interesting aspect was attempting to capture the way light and surface interacted.

Green Glass

Green glass

Still-life study
Medium: Watercolour.
Size: Height 10" Width 14"
A compositional still-life study of glass form. The work attempts to capture the light refracting in the glass and show the differing qualities in the thickness of the actual glass itself.

Tree

Tree

Landscape
Medium: Watercolour.
Size: Height 7" Width 10"
The Tree was freely painted in a short timed study.

Saddle Tor

Saddle Tor

Landscape
Medium: Watercolour.
Size: Height 10" Width 14"
There are many tors on Dartmoor in Devon and Saddle Tor lies to the west of the more famous Haytor Rock.

Bonehill Down

Bonehill Down

Landscape
Medium: Watercolour.
Size: Height 10" Width 14"
North-east of Widecombe-in-the-Moor lies Bonehill Down rocks is an easily accessible area on many a ramblers route.

Exhibition in 2011:


Venue: East Devon Business Centre, Honiton, Devon.
Dates: July - September 2011.

Artists who inspire me

  • J. M. W. Turner
  • Claude Monet
  • Vincent Van Gogh