Shropshire based artist, Helen Parry specialises in watercolour paintings, using a challenging pure watercolour technique. Each painting has an unparalleled depth of colour and vibrancy. Helen’s brushwork reveals exceptional fine detail in every watercolour painting.
Helen Parry’s watercolours are highly collectable and feature in private collections worldwide.
|Original Watercolour Paintings|
Owning an original artwork provides a unique view of Helen’s pure watercolour technique. New watercolour paintings are regularly added.
From her rural studio overlooking the Shropshire Hills, Helen has studied and sketched the rolling landscape and local wildlife. She has gained an in-depth understanding of the subjects she paints. She also regularly writes a blog, about her painting escapades, her painting process and the quirky wildlife she meets.
Helen’s watercolour paintings are created using a pure watercolour technique. No white paint, no masking fluid, no black paint, all the colours are created from primary colours (red, yellow and blue).
|Fine Art Giclee Prints|
Helen’s watercolour paintings are available as Archival fine art Giclee prints. There is a choice of Open and Limited Edition, in various sizes and signed by the artist.
From time to time, Helen releases original plein air watercolour sketches for sale. They are painted as an initial study of a subject, for a larger watercolour painting. They are also available as mounted fine art Giclee prints.
Do you have a special person, moment or memory you want to cherish forever?
Commission subjects range from landscape viewpoints, house or architectural building, beloved animals, a special portrait or a commemorative wedding portrait.
Helen has created a special range of Greeting Card designs, that reflect the adorable wildlife characters, visiting her rural studio (sunning themselves on the studio deck, while she paints).
Pure Watercolour Technique
No white, No black pigment, watercolour mixes from
transparent primary colours
Pure Watercolour Technique
Helen doesn’t use white paint, she relies on the paper to be the white in a watercolour painting. Therefore Helen’s watercolour paintings are considered and composed before any painting begins. She has to plan out all the areas that have to be left unpainted, to become the white. To add to the technical difficulties, she doesn’t use masking fluid to protect the unpainted areas. She prefers to rely on her brushwork skills and feels this adds a more natural flow to the paintings.
Helen doesn’t use black watercolour pigment. For the black, shaded areas of her watercolour paintings she paints a culmination of layers of primary watercolour pigments. These create a mixed watercolour black with a wider range of tones with more life.
Painting in watercolours means Helen paints from light to dark, building up the tones of colour and getting the consistency and depth of watercolour pigment just right. She loves the transparent flow of watercolours, where the layers of different watercolour pigments combine to create a new hue.