Walking in the Rain / Original
"Walking in the Rain" by Mila Renault is an original watercolour and ink painting for her "Eclectic Journeys" show at Deciduus and Santie.
"Sometimes I find that most of our problems are just creations of our imagination. This piece reminds us that no matter how stormy it feels inside, there is colour all around us and soon the storm will pass and we can see ourselves from a distance and laugh about how silly some of our biggest worries are".
Soul Journeys Series
"I am definitely not a winter person. I don’t actually like it, except for beautiful cold and sunny mornings that do have an amazing light. Even though rainy days can be miserable, I still find it beautiful, all the colours that move around the city against grey skies.
Size: A4 (h) 297mm x (w) 210mm
Medium: Ink & Watercolour
Paper: Fabriano 100% cotton HP paper
About "Eclectic Journeys"
2020 has been a tough year, probably the toughest for my generation and as an artist I still prefer to believe that life will change for better. The simplest joys of life need to be reminded and practiced everyday. Easy to say, hard to practice but through painting and drawing I perceive subtle moments of joy on every day life. Like an observer I see people around me and try to capture the joy in these instants that soon are swallowed by routine.
Mila Renault is a joyful Brazilian artist based in Hamilton with her family. She received a formal education in watercolour and classical drawing at school and went on to study Architecture and Urban Design. Mila taught watercolour at the University whilst studying Architecture and Urban Design.
Her architectural background has influenced her watercolours and she has a great eye for composition and perspective. 'Watercolour is a fascintating medium that can capture the mood and atmosphere of a scene through energetic line work and the use of bold colours' says Mila.
As a representational artist, Mila is not concerned about capturing realism but rather strives to create a feeling and connect emotionally with her subjectmatter.