CLAIRE DELMAR

WATERCOLOUR

Claire Delmar

INGREDIENTS

Slab + Slub  navy patchwork throw as tablecloth, Small Spaces
Paintbrush vase, Dedeceplus
French wine glasses, The Country Trader
Electric blue linen napkins, The Country Trader
Light blue linen napkins, Linum
Watercolour wallpaper “Stripe blue Invert”, Emily Ziz

Plates, cutlery and small dishes sourced from prop hire companies, my prop cupboard, overseas travels and my son’s “nature” collection


METHOD

Do you refill your tank by taking your shoes off and walking on grass or are you more often found recharging your batteries by the water?

As we know, people find energy in life from many different aspects – my husband feels an urgency to be near the water whereas I’m more inclined to be found on a long walk in a park.

“Watercolour” was inspired by my parents’ holiday house, known affectionately as ‘Poles’, situated north of Sydney. I spent some time up there recently on my own, sitting on the verandah where you can look out to the water. We call it ‘Paradise’!

The water looked so beautiful one afternoon I felt an urge to create a painting to try and capture the moment, however this is not where my talents lie! Instead I decided  to turn this inspiration into a shoot combining the two elements – water and painting and “Watercolour” was the result.

Reminiscent of a painter’s studio, a creative place , that is designed to be conducive to fun, to be childlike again and get messy.

I like that everything is a little raw (no ironing necessary!) in this story, imperfections that come from combining nature and art.

Photographer Amanda Prior