Copyright 2012 Lorelei Walsh Park
This is also an older watercolour completed between October and November 2010. I, again was learning watercolour techniques and was also stalking my way through the most fabulous aerial photography book I had ever laid my hands and eyes upon! It was Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Earth From Above. The Amazon Canada website touts it as:
“the result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents that was published around the world to critical and popular acclaim”. The book, they describe, contains ” all the astonishing original photographs together with 17 new images and authoritative new texts by world-renowned environmentalist Lester Brown and other well-known ecologists. Arthus-Bertrand’s remarkable aerial photographs offer the most revealing and spectacular portrait of our world ever created. Produced under the sponsorship of UNESCO, the book is also a unique documentary record of the state of the world’s fragile environment”.
It is an amazing book and when I viewed his work I, and my art teacher, Jean Rooney, felt that the photographs lent themselves to watercolour nicely! It was a fabulous learning experience for me and although Jean felt it was a big way to start, she felt I had to start with something that “turned me on” and in the end she and I were pleased with the result! Enjoy, check out ‘Earth from Above’ and keep making art!