Watercolor Figures at Work | George Large

Pattern, color and oversized figures weigh heavily in British watercolorist George Large’s nontraditional occupational landscapes. Since switching his attention from traditional landscapes to figures in a landscape, his work has continued to evolve. Not least, the idea of people against a recognizable backdrop has lessened, and the figures, with their focus on their work, have become even larger and more dominant.

Although women are featured in a few of his figure paintings, as in Hen Party, below, the vast majority are of men in all kinds of vocational situations, from building and fishing to agriculture and engineering. Learn more about Large and his “larger-than-life” masculine images in the December 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist, available here in print and digital format.

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Hen Party (watercolor on paper, 24½x19½) by George Large

Hen Party (watercolor on paper, 24½x19½) by George Large

Scrapyard (watercolor on paper, 14½x23½) by George Large

Scrapyard (watercolor on paper, 14½x23½) by George Large

Repairing the Fresco at Bir Miftuh (watercolor on paper, 12x19) by George Large

Repairing the Fresco at Bir Miftuh (watercolor on paper, 12×19) by George Large

Under the Pier (watercolor on paper, 28x13½) by George Large

Under the Pier (watercolor on paper, 28×13½) by George Large

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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