I’m mostly experimenting
Top row: Sketchbook with studies of houses for large pen and ink study currently under way. Cow parsley & daisy small watercolour experiments using household candles as a wax resist – it works surprisingly well – I just need to work out the sequence of masking items in the composition. Far top right – my small inspiration scrapbook open at a page with botanical tapestries.
Middle row: Watercolour of birch trees on Bristol board, I’m experimenting with layers of watercolour paint to build up a texture – this is only working because of the shiny nature of the Bristol board – the paint sits on top of the paper rather than sinking in as it does with watercolour papers. Test watercolour sketches for main pen & ink picture. Small painting of white California poppys with dark blue background, using watercolour paints + Inktense pencils. I eventually plan to turn this into a pattern repeat fabric design.
Bottom row: Kumihimo braiding disks I have designed and made from plywood on my laser cutter this week. (On sale at Etsy!) Sketchbook – colour sampling the Pantone colour of the year Greenery – (thanks to Angela Anderson’s Youtube channel for the mixture quantities) – 1 part white + 1 part Prussian Blue + 8 parts Cad Yellow Light. Far right my trusty Cotman watercolours by Winsor & Newton