• The Peaceful Watercolors of J. J. Hilder

    3 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    Jesse Jewhurst Hilder (1881-1916) was an Australian watercolorist who was adept at softness and simplicity.
    Here he groups together the dark values into a single interconnected shape. The boards of the structure that are in light are also grouped into a simple light shape without too much texture or definition.
    These log-haulers are presented with an emphasis on atmospheric feeling. The far trees are rendered with a simple flat value, and the cool shadow in the foreground melts into the light. There appears to be some scrubbing out of the tone in the right area.
    In addition to the softness...
    Read more ...