We all know the famous architectural work (often a contrast between strong right angles and floral-inspired decorative motifs with subtle curves) of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), but did you know that he attended evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art while he was practicing as an architect? His watercolour paintings show an interest in the relationships between man-made and naturally occurring landscapes.
These are fabulous. I had no idea he did water colours. Great find!
oh how i love these!! so very very much!
[thanks for the sew green plug too!]
very beautiful…I love delicate botanical studies and illustrations!
he is an old favourite of mine – love his work and principals!!
And these drawings :)
this is beautiful :)
beautiful watercolour drawings – love the textile designs too!
Really wonderful Babelfish – as usual this is an inspiring visit x
i love these botanical images. i find that they inspire me in so many ways!
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Beautiful… such patience required!
Hello. I’m a Los Angeles based artist and designer, and have recently created a ‘do it yourself’ wall mural based on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I’m not sure if it’s appropriate for your blog, but I’m submitting it for your consideration. Thank you. Romi Cortier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB9ZRyLb7jA