An idea popped into my head just the other day…. it involved ink, watercolour washes and textiles.
Its been a LONG time since I got the watercolour paints wet, so I thought I should have a play and create some paint trials, splurges, mixes… happy accidents.
I spent a few days creating pages and pages of coloured splodges.
Firstly mixing each and every colour together and then taking a selection and exploring the mixing variations.
Here are just two of many spreads in the sketchbook.
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It makes a great change from mark making explorations.
I don’t usually recommend supplies but I can’t fault two products.
Firstly Daniel Smith Watercolors (or as we say in the UK Watercolours). The intensity is like nothing else.
I like to work with transparent or at least semi-transparent watercolours but I also like strong colour.
These give me the perfect combination.
Secondly brushes. I have hunted for YEARS to find a brush that works for me.
I’m not so good at painting with a brush - I usually prefer my fingers, but whilst this is practical for acrylics it doesn’t work for watercolour.
Just last week I discovered KUM Memory Point Brushes.
Perfect - and even better they are 3 for 2 at Cultpens - who offer the most fantastic service and free next day delivery.
I have just two days left before the summer holidays are over for 2015.
Incredibly mixed feelings as I shall miss my boy SO much.
I love having him around.
On the other hand I’m looking forward to getting back to work in the studio.
I have pages of ideas in my sketchbook to work through.
And a “New Year” (for I still work in school years) resolution to be more committed to a proper working schedule each week.
(Dorothy I’ve written it down so it must be true!)