Jacqueline Doughty on Blamire Young

25 Jun 2020

The beautiful watercolour landscapes of Blamire Young reveal as much about the possibilities of the medium as they do about the scenes they depict. Responding to light and atmosphere more than geographical features, Young preferred to paint from memory and to infuse his landscape scenes with his own imagination.

Curatorial Manager, Jacqueline Doughty explores some of Young’s watercolour techniques in three works from the University Art Collection: Myrtles and Pines, TasmaniaThe pasture stance and Walhalla.

Blamire Young
Myrtles and Pines, Tasmania c. 1912
watercolour on paper
The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Dr Samuel Arthur Ewing 1938

Blamire Young
The pasture stance c. 1911-12
watercolour on paper
The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Dr Samuel Arthur Ewing 1938

Blamire Young
Walhalla n.d.
Watercolour paint and ink on coloured or stained paper
The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Prudence Sheil in memory of her grandfather Theodore Fink 2005