The Softness of Rain

Hilary Bryanston

Watercolour is a very unforgiving medium. By this I mean that it's very hard and generally inadvisable to make any alterations.


So I felt it leant itself to this series of almost zen-like pictures about the rain. As I live in South West Wales, between the mountains and the sea, the occurence of rain is frequent. And, since global warming it has become more extreme. So we have to learn how to love and embrace it in order to survive in this climate.





The Softness of Rain - No.9 - Snow
Transparent watercolour on cold-pressed watercolour paper with gum Arabic





The Softness of Rain - No.1 - The Colour of the Rain
Transparent watercolour on hot pressed watercolour paper





The Softness of Rain - No.2 - Puddles.
Transparent Watercolour on hot pressed watercolour paper. 15x 30 cms




The Softness of Rain - No.3 - The Moving Water
Transparent Watercolour on cold pressed watercolour paper. 15.x30cms





The Softness of Rain - No.4 - The Flood
Gouache with transparent watercolours on cold pressed watercolour paper. 15 x 30 cms






The Softness of Rain - No.5 - Flow
Transparent watercolour on hot pressed watercolour paper. 15 x 30 cms





The Softness of Rain - No.6 - Rain and Sun
Transparent Watercolour with Gouache on hot pressed watercolour paper.






The Softness of Rain - No.7 - Sky Water
Transparent Watercolour on cold-pressed watercolour paper. 15 x 30 cms





The Softness of Rain - No.8 - Flow Melt
Transparent Watercolour on cold-pressed watercolour paper. 15 x 30cms






The Softness of Rain - No.10 - Walking In The Rain
Transparent Watercolour with Gouache. 31 x 23 cms





The Softness of Rain - No.12 - The Torrent
Gouache. Transparent Watercolour and pen. On hot pressed watercolour paper. 31 cms x 23 cms






The Softness of Rain - No.11 - Rain Over The Sea
Transparent Watercolour with Gouache. 41 x 18 cms