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CasiraghiTrio 10-18-2008 12:47 PM

Watercolours of HRH
 
I thought it might be fun to share our impressions of the watercolour works of the Prince. For me, it is impossible to choose a particular favorite one, though I have a kind of preference for his paintings from Provence and Tuscany. I also like to look at a rather intriguing one of a castle in Turkey. I confess, though, that I have only one book of his works and have not taken the time to observe any examples of his work in other sources.

I also love the beautiful books where he does the original pencil sketches. I wonder if he adds the paint into the books, or if he transfers the sketch to canvas and then adds the paint on the canvas.

agogo 07-15-2010 11:46 PM

I like his work, and hopefully there will be another book.

Lumutqueen 07-16-2010 04:45 AM

I didn't know he had done any watercolours.

PrincessKaimi 02-08-2011 08:15 PM

Here (I believe) is a link to some of his watercolours:

Prince Charles's watercolors from the "Art Royal" show >

There are 7 examples. He seems to have a real love of landscape, and an eye for patterns. He's coming along nicely with his skies, I think.

Katrianna 02-09-2011 02:06 AM

Thank you Princesskaimi. Charles is quite talented as an artist and I had read somewhere that his favorite medium was watercolor. I recently viewed some of the works his father the Duke of Edinburgh had produced and that is where Charles' talent comes from. That, and considering his mother's family line has had many talented artists.:flowers:

Jacknch 02-09-2011 02:20 AM

I think Charles' watercolour paintings are really very beautiful and the colours he uses are very cleverly mixed to create natural, simple and calming images of landscapes. My father used to paint using watercolour and it's not I think an easy medium to use, but the most amazing and ethereal paintings can be produced.

PrincessKaimi 02-09-2011 02:26 AM

He is quite talented, and watercolour is not an easy medium (I don't think there are any easy artistic media, actually). He does use color very well, and yes, in a very calming style. His love of pure countryside comes across, but there's certainly more in his art than merely wanting to capture what a photo would capture, he's an artist. I hope he continues to pursue this talent, he seems to be coming into his own as a water colourist.

I think he would love the coastal landscapes of Hawaii and Central/Northern California, given his palette and his feel for nuanced colors.

Arncliffe 02-09-2011 03:29 AM

Any of Highgrove, Sandringham and Osbourne?

emmalisa 02-09-2011 06:32 AM

Thank you CasiraghiTrio and PrincessKaimi. Indeed very enjoyable works.
Peacuful colours, minimalistic impressions.

hibou 02-09-2011 08:57 AM

He has been known to donate his watercolors occasionally to charity to be auctioned off. They go for quite a bit of money. I have seen several and he is quite proficient at it. He is not the only royal painter. Czar Nicholas also excelled at water colors. Great thread! Would love more images of his drawings too! Thanks!

Dianas Ghost 12-30-2011 11:10 PM

Prince Charles' paintings always give me a feeling of peace and calm.

Daria_S 02-18-2012 01:00 AM

I thought that this was the most appropriate thread for this article, so I'm posting it here. Feel free to move if there's a better place for it.

Apparently, Prince Charles has been interested in painting since he was a very young child. While sitting for a portrait, he was more interested in paints and brushes than the toys the artist provided.

Prince Charles loved to paint even as a four-year-old, uncovered memoir reveals - Telegraph

Tyger 02-19-2012 04:19 PM

Its very hard to find pictures of his work. One of the links above do not work for me. From what I could see he is very impressive. Surely its not all watercolor? The one of the castle - Sandringham - probably my favorite along with the sky scapes - has an oil look to it.

Sandringham: http://tinyurl.com/78ov4rn

Widsor/Skyscape: http://tinyurl.com/7qrar6l

Very good work. :flowers: Some complex stuff there.

Here's a link that within it has other links where one can click on images. Interesting that apparently Prince Philip and Prince Andrew also paint. Charles has done an interesting self-portrait. http://tinyurl.com/7sk2qzn

http://www.cheltenham-art.com/PrinceCharles.htm

Baroness of Books 02-19-2012 04:24 PM

Here's another link as well. Some lovely work:

Works of art by Prince Charles, HRH The Prince of Wales

He seems to have inherited his talent from his ancestress, Queen Victoria.

Patra 02-19-2012 04:27 PM

I have always admired Prince Charles's watercolors! That is a very difficult medium in which to work- were any of this royal ancestors artistically talented? I seem to remember queen Victoria's sketches being posted recently.

Tyger 02-19-2012 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Patra (Post 1372472)
I have always admired Prince Charles's watercolors! That is a very difficult medium in which to work- were any of this royal ancestors artistically talented? I seem to remember queen Victoria's sketches being posted recently.

Hi, Patra. :flowers: In the article I linked to it is stated: 'Charles has a passion for painting; a trait shared with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Andrew'.

kakieanne 02-19-2012 04:34 PM

I love the one of Tetbury Church.

Baroness of Books 02-19-2012 04:45 PM

I wonder if that portrait of Prince Charles in his garden, I assume at Highgrove, is a self-portrait? It was done so well.

Tyger 02-19-2012 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Baroness of Books (Post 1372487)
I wonder if that portrait of Prince Charles in his garden, I assume at Highgrove, is a self-portrait? It was done so well.

Self-portrait is indeed difficult. It has to be that, though, given the site - wouldn't you say? The face is very interesting - has captured something essential, something true. Not easy to do.

Self-Portrait (we assume): http://tinyurl.com/7sk2qzn

Daria_S 02-19-2012 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Baroness of Books (Post 1372471)
Here's another link as well. Some lovely work:

Works of art by Prince Charles, HRH The Prince of Wales

He seems to have inherited his talent from his ancestress, Queen Victoria.

Thank you for the link. His Highness is indeed a very gifted painter. I love the paintings of Sandringham and Balmoral. Simply beautiful.


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