Watercolour and Acrylic Ink on Daler Rowney Rough Aquarelle 140 lb.
I was in two minds about the detail on the butterfly. I knew if I used black ink, it would make the butterfly look harder and more prominent, whereas white highlights and softens. I think the black would have been too strong in this case.
I started a new painting last night. I’m experimenting again. The next bit will be to add some ink detail.
Experimenting with watercolour and a technical drawing pen.
My completed Hellebore.
Watercolour and acrylic inks on Daler Rowney Aquarelle Rough 140lb
I added some colour to my Hellebore sketch. Its ready for some ink now.
I’ve been lucky enough to have received some special books since Christmas. Here are a selection of the most recent, all gifts from some lovely people.
A Year In Japan by Kate T. Williamson – From my Mum
Pattern Sourcebook : Japanese Style by Shigeki Nakamura – From my Mum
1950′s Fashion Print by Marnie Fogg – From my cousin, Lucy, as a thank you gift
Retro Fonts by Gregor Stawinski - From my sister and her husband for Christmas
Angie Lewin : Plants and Places by Leslie Geddes Brown – From my Mum
Lotta Jansdotter Stencils by Lotta Jansdotter - From my Mum
Butterfly by Thomas Marent - From my husband
And I love every single one of them.
P.S This is my 100th post. I can’t quite believe I’ve had that much to say. Thank you to everyone who keeps coming back and supporting my work. I hope I can manage another 100. Salut!
Here’s a draft sketch for a new painting I’ll be doing over the weekend. The light was so bad taking photos today, which is why I’ve made this image so dark. Its a bit tricky to see the outline but I thought I’d post it anyway. It’ll make a good before and after piece.