Uberpainting – Contemporary British Landscapes

ukmap3My collection of original landscape paintings UberBritain, expresses my love of the British Landscape.  In the first collection in 2009 I worked on a series of watercolour paintings in 16 locations ranging from the panoramic beauty of the Scottish Highlands to the vast and changing sky’s East Anglia in my unique contemporary style referred to as Uberpainting.

Within Überpainting there must be a perfect harmony between the subject and technique.  As a result, and in relation to landscape painting only certain landscapes can be portrayed in this style. I have tried in this series to look at a broad range of the British country side. This series was painted nearly two years ago and I have since gone on to develop and expand upon these 16 original landscape paintings. Looking at the subjects in different seasons and weather conditions.  So they have a dynamic element over the short and long term, this is at the core of our fascination with landscape, the ability for the same view to look so different day to day. In this respect, Überpainting is the ultimate snapshot; it is a moment in time.

Detailed below is the collection of Uberpainting pieces in each of the 16 locations.  Each location is represented by a sample image and a short introduction.

Artworks of the locations are available to view by navigating through the website to Originals. If your interested in a painting and would like more information, or to see other examples feel free to email me directly at info@mjforster.com

Beech

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I have since been working on some more original watercolours of British trees. I have looked at Sycamore, pine as well as Birch. For more information on my tree paintings feel free to email me directly at info@mjforster.com

The Borders

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I centred this image on a view I have scene of the River Tweed. The past year has seen me do a number of original landscape paintings of other British Rivers or certainly aspects of them. Foe more information on these original watercolours feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

The Cotswolds

uberbritainthumbcotswoldsIt has always been a challenge to paint a snow scene as the white of the paper and the shadows become very important. I have in 2011 painted a number of original landscape paintings depicting snow, mainly in  mountainous settings. If you would like to view some more original paintings feel free to email me directly at info@mjforster.com

Dartmoor

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Having painted this I went on to do some work on the North Pennines as I do like these very open rolling moorlands and there a little closer to home than Dartmoor. If you would like to view some more original landscape paintings of moorlands feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

The Downs

uberbritianthumbdownsI have painted a number of Arable farmland landscapes such as this in 2010/2011. If you would like to see more original watercolours like this feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com if you have any questions.

East Anglia

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This is a painting I am yet to revisit. There is simply too much on my list! Although the sky here has strongly influenced some of my sailing paintings I have done this year. If you would like to see more images of this original landscape painting or other associated watercolours feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

Highlands

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A snowy mountainscape is just about my favourite subject. They are fantastic to paint in watercolour. I have been working on a lot of mountainscapes this year to view more images feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

Lake District

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The Lake District is not so far away so I manage to get across the Pennines a lot. I have reworked this image extensivley as it is a key landscape painting for me. For more images of my Lake District Paintings feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

Northern Ireland

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As with the landscape painting of East Anglia I have not yet reworked this watercolour. However the idea for the breaking wave has lead me to paint other images that centre on waves in particular. To see some of these watercolours feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

Northumberland

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Northumberland is my home county and I never seem to paint enough of it. I took this original landscape painting and really experimented with the scale and palette. If you would like to see more examples of these watercolours feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

Pine

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I have been doing a lot of landscape painting involving trees this year, particularly pine. If you would like to view some more of these original paintings feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

Silver Birch

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This is the original Uberpainting and is known as my signature work. I have executed numerous re workings of this landscape painting as the composition offers up such variety. For more recent silver birch water colours feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

South Coast

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This is one of the few landscape paintings in this series that I have not changed too much. I have tried a few different palettes but really need to revisit the composition. I have done a number of original watercolours based on the south coast involving sailing boats. To see some examples feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

Wales

uberbritainthumbwalesThis is a composition that was ground breaking when painted and I experimented with a number of new techniques particularly with the trees. To see more paintings of British trees feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

Western Isles

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The western isles has proved to be one of the most popular paintings of this series. I have tried a variety of different watercolurs of the same subject that appear quite different from these. For more examples feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

Yorkshire Dales

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This painting features the country lane and lead me to paint a few other landscape paintings with a road in. Allso the river was something I featured in a watercolour called floodplain. To see these landscape paintings feel free to email me at info@mjforster.com

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