Swarm [swawrm] – noun
1. A body of honeybees that emigrate from a hive and fly off together, accompanied by a queen, to start a new colony.
2. A body of bees settled together, as in a hive.
3. A great number of things or persons, especially in motion.
It’s not quite a swarm, but I’m sure you get the idea.
I came across the painted background which I did last year, for a painting I wanted to do of a tree silhouette against the sunset. It was a particular tree I drove past most days. I actually didn’t get round to completing it, but since I re-found the watercolour background, I thought a little ink would look nice over it.
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.
‘Fritillaria Meleagris’ using FW Artists Acrylic Ink in Olive Green on Windsor & Newton Cold Pressed 190gsm watercolour paper.
Available to buy in my shop.
The design is printed from an original mixed media painting using watercolour and ink, onto cold pressed 90lb watercolour paper.
The paperweight is made from heavy quality English glass with a co-ordinating red felt base and packaged in our black box with tissue paper. A perfect gift for anyone… or a little treat for yourself!
The paperweight is 9.5cm round.
The boxed paperweight will be sent by first class Royal Mail, packaged securely to ensure there is no breakage.
I finished my mushroom painting last night. I didn’t need to any any more colour so I used ink to give it some definition. I feel like I’m making some progress in finding my way now.
The other mushroom isn’t quite ready to show yet. It needs something, so I’m going to think about it and post it when its ready.
Happy weekend to you all!