Cora Martin

Painter Art teacher Guildford, Surrey UK Posting on instagram from : 14 -10 -1917

http://www.coramartinart.com/

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Post no. 58
View from Hook Head
Oil on canvas.
This was painted 7 years ago.
The lighthouse is just on the right of this old whitewashed wall.
What always captivates me here is the dynamism in the atmosphere.
#coramartinart #dynamicbreeze #oiloncanvas #Ireland #hookhead #apictureaday #inspiredbynature #vibrantcolours #wexford #fineart #olieverfschilderij #kunst #freshair #landscapepainting #seabreeze #artstagram

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Post no.57
Study for the cavalcade.
Only men used to be allowed to ride in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary.
This study was done a couple of years ago when ladies were allowed too, for the first time.
The statue would be brought to the sea....with a wish to give blessings to the sea.
#coramartinart #study #cavalcade #tarifa #virgendelaluz #sketchbook #apictureaday #tekenen #prepratorysketch #mildbreeze #wuwei #taowei #Spain #artstagram #fineart #kunst

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Post no.56
Walking from Slade to Hook Head
Pencilsketch
Slade is a very small fishing village with a harbour and a ruin of an ancient castle, and Hookhead is meant to be the oldest lighthouse in Europe.
The air here is invigorating and the skies are dynamic.
This happens to be an unusually peaceful moment.
The paper of this sketchbook has been affected by the Sun, so it has some discolouring at the edges.

#coramartinart #skechbook #Slade
#hookheadlighthouse #hookhead #lightbreeze #artstagram #markmaking #tekenen #schetsboek #wuwei #taowei #reflectivemood #peaceful #apictureaday #pencil #Ireland #inspiredbynature

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Post no.55
Pewley Hill 1
Watercolour
From here you get a lovely view on Guildford....I made a series of watercolours from Pewley Hill.
This interpretation is quite jazzy, and when you go to the high street especially at the weekends there is always music, either classical, contemporary and jazz...which creates a bubbly and lively atmosphere.

#coramartinart #watercolour #guildford #artisticlicense #semiabstract #finearts #eastmeetswest #markmaking #playfulbreeze #wuwei #taowei #townscape #aquarel #pewleyhill #painting #schilderkunst #artstagram #colourful

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Post no.53
La Luz
Acrylic sketch
Less described than the mixed media painting I posted a couple of days ago....I was looking for the essence of the atmosphere in this inspiring place.
Like a meditation on the notion of freedom and sacred boundaries.
#coramartinart #laluz #acrylicsketch #skechbook #firmbreeze #freedom #Andalusia #contemporyart #semiabstract #painting #artstagram #spontaneity #immediate #wuwei #taowei #atmosphere #watercolour #fineart

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Post no.52
View on Palmosilla from old farm across the road.
Sketchbook.
Majestic eucalyptus trees frame the entrance of the old spanish farm.
You can always count on the presence of a strong breeze....something related to the Atlantic meeting the Mediterranean.
This semi abstract sketch brings back the memory of the sound of the 'poignente'.
#coramartinart #skechbook #study #palmosilla #eucalyptustrees #inspiredbynature #semiabstract #impressionism #expressionism #wuwei #taowei #Andalusia #strongbreeze #spanishfarm #tekenen #schetsboek #artstagram #apictureaday

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Post no.51
La Luz
Mixed Media
This is the santuario that is dedicated to the Virgen de la Luz, to the Holy Mother.
From the moment you enter the grounds of this beautiful place you feel an atmosphere of peace and dedication...this is the inner square and sadly the palm trees here have also been effected by a destructive beetle.
I used watercolours and some pastels.....they work quite well together : )

#coramartinart #laluz #santuario #virgendelaluz #warmbreeze #architecture #watercolour #mixedmedia #expressionism #impressionism #wuwei #taowei #artstagram #moorisharchitecture #Andalusia #painting

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Post no.50
Study for Andalusian riders
Pencil and watercolour
This is a sketch I did for a watercolour painted a few years ago, I will post the painting some time too.
#coramartinart #watercoloursketch #Andalusia #andalusianhorses #wuwei #impressionism #apictureaday #levante #aquarelschets #artstagram #cavalcade #study

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Post no.49
Preparatory sketch.
Near Tarifa in Spain there is a santuario called La Luz; The Light.
It's position is in this beautiful valley.
Just try to imagine the sound of goat bells, a rustling wind in the eucalyptus trees and the spanish dry heat of the day....the santuario is just out of view, paintings of this still to be posted : )
#coramartinart #study #pencilsketch #landscape #laluz #Andalusia #warmbreeze #artstagram #apictureaday #inspiredbynature #reflectivemood #impressionism #tonalvalues #potlood #tekenen #sketchbook

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Post no.48
The Gate of Palmosilla (Andalusia).
Watercolour
Change can be so dramatic sometimes.
I painted this 5 years ago and I am so glad I did.
The wind must have been poignente on this day as I still remember the sound amplified by the high palm tree on the left of the gate and the huge eucalyptus tree on the right. A lot of palm trees were attacked the year after this was painted by a beetle that had flown over from Africa.
Now so many magnificent palm trees have lost their crowns.
#coramartinart #fiercebreeze #watercolour #aquarel #wuwei #taowei #Andalusia #painting #expressionism #inspiredbynature #artstagram #vibrantcolours #landscapepainting #markmaking #Spain #apictureaday

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Post no.47
Glendalough 3
Watercolour
This is the last watercoloursketch in the series of Glendalough.
It actually worked out that all 3 are next to each other....cool, for now at least : )
#coramartinart #eastmeetswest #inspiredbynature #landscapepainting #wuwei #taowei #moodscape #playfulbreeze #glendalough #Ireland #watercolour #painting #immediate #spontaneous #semiabstract #expressionism #aquarel #athmosphere

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Post no.46
Glendalough 2
Watercolour
A lot of my paintings are on the public facebook page coramartinart if you want to see them a little bit bigger : )
Apologies for the small glass reflection on the picture :-*
#coramartinart #watercolour #expressionism #wuwei #taowei #immediate #atmosphere #landscapepainting #semiabstract #apictureaday #celtic #glendalough #Ireland #aquarelschets #artstagram #painting #finearts #moodscape

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Post no.45
Glendalough 1
Watercolour
This small painting was done after visiting a place caled Glendalough.
Painting has a wonderful quality of bringing back the complete experience for me, even though this was painted a couple of years ago. There were some ancient ruins in this part of Ireland that seemed Celtic in atmosphere which you get a lot in this magical country.
#celtic #coramartinart #glendalough #expressionism #eastmeetswest #wuwei #taowei #Ireland #inspiredbynature #watercolour #aquarel #lightbreeze #semiabstract #atmospheric #landscapepainting #magicmood #artstagram #markmaking

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Post no. 44
Around the Corner
Watercolour
Hi everyone, it's getting colder here in Surrey, but there is still some beautiful Autumn colour surrounding us.
I posted a sketch of this scene earlier.
I remember painting this when spring returned after a long winter...
#coramartinart #playfulbreeze #springjoy #wuwei #taowei #watercolour #aquarel #vibrantcolours #artisticlicense #artstagram #spontaneity #painting #apictureaday #eastmeetswest #markmaking #surrey #semiabstract #expressionism

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Post no.41
The blue gate
Watercolour
Back in Spain.
This part of Spain is well known for it's strong winds....therefore wind and kitesurfers paradise.
There is the wind that the locals call levante, which is a strong breeze that blows the sand up....uncomfortable if you are on the beach, and then there is poignente which comes from inland and is still strong but much warmer.
The advantage of this is that there are not a lot of high rise buildings on the coast....it stayed more typically andalusian.
#coramartinart #watercoloursketch #tarifa #strongbreeze #wuwei #taowei #inspiredbynature #expressionism #impressionism #vibrantcolours #Andalusia #artstagram #immediate #soundofstorks #aquarel #fineart

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Post no.40
Evening in Chinatown (London)
Watercolour
This was painted in January after a very cold night.
#coramartinart #chinatown #london #watercolour #coldbreeze #townscape #artstagram #wuwei #taowei #eastmeetswest #aquarel #painting #eveningblues #fineart #kunst #athmosphere

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Post no.39
Watercolour sketch inspired by the rock of Gibraltar
This is a colour study, I am exploring opposites i.e. soft edges, hard edges, sharpness and diffusion, transparencies and opaques, depiction and atmosphere,
rock and water.
#watercoloursketch #coramartinart #opposites #transparency #wuwei #taowei #colourstudy #inspiredbynature #rockofgibraltar #impressionism #abstraction #artstagram #aquarelschets #spain #fineart

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Post no.38
Ink sketch of the Lock in Guildford.
It's blowing a Gale outside, it sounds just like the sea.....this sketch matches the mood for me at the moment.
#coramartinart #lock #strongbreeze #inksketch #schetsen #inspiredbynature #expressionism #tonalvalues #zwartwit #eastandwest #markmaking #artstagram #Guilford #study #rhytm #immediate

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Post no.37
Peonies
Ink and watercolours
I love experimenting with ancient Chinese techniques. I love the combination of opposites, for example it can be a free style that is immediate and expressive...but at the same time you have to know the colour of your paint in different parts of the brush....so silence... before action.
#coramartinart #wuwei #taowei #spontaneity #chinesebrush #immediate #expressionism #impressionism #watercolour #aquarel #fineart #peonies #creativebreeze #vibrantcolours #kunst #painting

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Post no.36
Mayo (Ireland)
This is the west coast of Ireland...and here it feels almost like wilderness.
Very inspiring, and very good for catching salmon.
#mayo #Ireland #inspiredbynature #coramartinart #vibrantcolours #taowei #wuwei #watercolour #aquarel #painting #strongbreeze #wilderness #fishing #salmon#expressionism #impressionism

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Post no. 34
Preparatory sketch
Venice study
A sketch a day, either with pencils, pastels or with paint, even if it's just a 10 minute thumbnailskech can be very rewarding.
#sketchbook #pencil #coramartinart #artstagram #mildbreeze #taowei #wuwei #tekenen #Venice #Italy #teachingart #drawing #study #inspiredbynature #potlood

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Post no.33
A walk in Chilworth.
Watercolour
On the left of this painting you just catch a glimpse of the old gunpowder factory ruins....this was well hidden during the war.
It's a very interesting walk that offers a lot of variety i.e.streams, lakes, the beautiful Chilworth Manor house and even a little waterfall.
#surrey #chilworth #inspiredbynature #coramartinart #wuwei #taowei #impressionism #expressionism #artstagram #watercolour #aquarel #fineart #kunst #painting #mildbreeze #schilderen

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Post no.32
The path to the old farm.
Watercolour
This painting is still figurative, it's a memory of a magical place that brings back good memories.
Joy
#watercolour #wuwei #taowei #abstraction #coramartinart #tarifa #artstagram #joyful #playfulbreeze #aquarel #vibrantlight #kunst #rhytm #markmaking #spain #Andalusia

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Post no.31
Mountains in the mist.
Watercolour
This painting was done after I had seen ink paintings by a Chinese painter called Fu Baoshi....his mark making is so interesting, and since mark making plays a big part in my work I felt inspired to approach this amazing subject in my own personal painting language.
#eastandwest #watercolour #painting #artstagram #coramartinart #wuwei #taowei #mountainbreeze #inspiredbynature #expressionism #impressionism #fubaoshi #markmaking #aquarel #fineart #landscape

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Post no.30
Preparatory sketch for a watercolour painting posted earlier.
Sometimes I go into painting straight away, but I do like to sketch if I have the time...this one is of the Lock in Guildford....it reminds me of Holland, where water is everywhere; rivers, canals and the sea.
#sketchbook #guildford #coramartinart #schetsboek #potlood #impressionism #wuwei #taowei #fineart #artstagram #tekenen #mildbreeze #inspiredbynature #peaceful #reflectivemood #drawing

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Post no.29
Early morning in Andalusia(Spain).
Watercolour
I posted the preparatory sketch for​ this painting earlier.
In Andalusia somehow you feel quite close to Africa....it seems the colours are more intense....you might see an African moth as big as a hand that must have crossed the Mediterranean sea.
#watercolour #expressionism #impressionism #coramartinart #mistymorning #inspiredbynature #artstagram #vibrantcolours #Andalusia #spain #aquarel #landscapepainting #wuwei #taowei #kunst #fineart

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