Painting Water With Watercolors | Carol Evans Landscape Gallery

Watercolorist Carol Evans paints the sort of idyllic scenes you’d expect to see in a tourism brochure or dream vacation photos. But in reality, she just taps into the inspiration that surrounds her every day. As a 30-year resident of Salt Spring Island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, she has lived much of her life surrounded by water. All those crashing waves, gorgeous sunsets, gentle water ripples and charming fishing boats beckon to be painted.

It’s nearly always the water, though, that becomes the star of Evans’ watercolor paintings. “It’s just endlessly fascinating to me,” she says. “It’s never the same, it’s constantly moving and it refracts the sunlight. I like its transparency and how it magnifies objects underneath. I love the actual color of the water, the blues and greens. There’s something about it that just draws me.” And Evans has used this fascination with water to teach herself to capture it in nearly all its iterations in the wild.

See some of Evans’ waterscapes below, and then turn to the October 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, available in print and digital formats at NorthLightShop, and on newsstands August 19, for a more in-depth look at the artist and her work.

 

Canoe Beach in July (watercolor on paper) by Carol Evans

Canoe Beach in July (watercolor on paper) by Carol Evans

Pendrell Sound (watercolor on paper) by Carol Evans

Pendrell Sound (watercolor on paper) by Carol Evans

Seabound Stream (watercolor on paper) by Carol Evans

Seabound Stream (watercolor on paper) by Carol Evans

Shells in the Shallows (watercolor on paper) by Carol Evans

Shells in the Shallows (watercolor on paper) by Carol Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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