This weeks drawing board has the beginnings of a few new projects, a completed painting of Looe harbour, some sketchbook experiments and some new pencils and watercolour paints.
Free motion embroidery on water soluble film I recently experimented with water soluble stabiliser, a film that is used in the machine embroidery process. I came across it on an internet wander, and I suddenly realised that I could use it with some Mulberry silk strands I bought nearly 2 years ago at a Halls Gap craft fair, from a … Read More
Watercolour painting on laser engraved plywood Laser engraving a design onto wood such as plywood, creates a wonderfully crisp image, but more importantly if you want to to add colour, it provides a ready made indented work surface, which helps to contain liquid paint colours to each separate element. Essentially its colouring in, on wood. Types of paint Water based … Read More
A fresh, modern way to mount and protect watercolour paintings It’s quite a simple process: glue a painting to a wooden board or panel and give it a protective coating. I have used a cradled wooden panel as my mount and protected the painting at various stages of the process with varnish and wax, to create the look of a … Read More
Tropical leaves. This weeks drawing board has a new crop of watercolours in my tropical leaves series. Top row: Colour swatch sketch book, open on my Winsor & Newton watercolours page, I find it a really handy reference when working out colour schemes for new paintings. (Underneath sketch book) a tropical leaf painting I keep coming back to, its been … Read More
Saltbush leaves and flowers This weeks drawing board has a beach vibe and a few experiments Top row: Sketch book with colour swatch samples from some new tubes of Winsor & Newton paints – Winsor Blue, Phthalo Turquoise, Indigo (my new favourite colour!), Paynes Grey & Burnt Sienna, plus a little sketch of an Agapanthus flower using Winsor & Newton … Read More