I like to paint watercolours using a wide variety of techniques. One of these sessions has led me to create “Oro Landscape”. This painting features intentionally flat shapes in geometric form, with hard edges somewhat overlapping in some areas. These shapes feature watercolours’ finest quality which is transparency.
Layering glazes on glazes can create great secondary shapes with sometimes unforeseen and exciting results.
“Oro Landscape” was juried into a joint CSPWC and SFA(France) exhibition “Across The Seas”
About the Artist
Merv has been painting exclusively in watercolour since 1977. He is an elected member of The Canadian Society of Painters In Water Colour (1999). And the Ontario Society of Artists (2021).
Merv explores the joy and mystery of watercolour using a wide variety of techniques and subject material. He has conducted workshops and demonstrations throughout Ontario, and is frequently invited to jury group shows.
His work is influenced by well known watercolourists Frank Webb, Fred Graff, Skip Lawrence, Alex Powers, Christopher Schink and the California style of artists including Dong Kingman, Millard Sheets, Mario Cooper and Phil Dyke.
Visit Merv’s web site www.mervrichardson.com