This week has been a watercolour week with a bit of digital art thrown in.
Our autumn has been crazy, maybe because of the drought which broke last week, bushes are flowering that should not flower until spring! There are camellias, magnolias, daphne and even blossom on the fruit trees. Of course I had to pick the daphne as it has an amazing scent. In this picture I used gouache as I wanted to use white to give that translucent waxy feel the flowers have.
This painting is a watercolour abstract; I did after a painting I did earlier in the week. I tend to mix up too much paint as it can be difficult to get the same tone if you have to mix up some more during the painting. As a result I have lots of abstract watercolours, which often turn into pages for my journal.
In my digital work I have been carrying on with my theme of behind the lace series and it is evolving quite well. I am quite pleased with the one below, this beauty I found on the web and I used brushes from http://www.annikavonholdt.com/brushes/ as well as a photo of an old window with overgrown scrub outside. I think it gives as feeling of times long gone. For my ladies I have decided to use a mix of images from free copy right sites and my family and I am going to experiment with drawings or paintings of the ladies concerned.
I won’t be posting for the next few weeks, as I am having surgery on my shoulder next week, but I will visit! Time to catch up on my reading hopefully! Perhaps, I will do some drawing with my left hand!
Have a happy Paint Party Friday