Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Black Pearl Rising

This is a piece of nonsense, but a lot of fun all the same.

The task was to cover a piece of watercolour paper with random wet in wet colours. It was then covered in cling film and the cling film was scrunched up. After leaving it to dry a random coloured pattern was revealed. After studying it for some time, I could just make out a boat emerging from the sea. This initial "pattern" was developed using St Petersburg White Nights watercolour, Turners acrylic gouache and pastel to reveal the Black Pearl in all her glory.

A piece of hand-made paper from India was used, measuring approximately 15" by 11". The deckled edges all the way around it are just great.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Autumn leaves and berries

This is my latest pastel painting. It measures around 10" by 13" and was painted with Conte pastel pencils on Winsor Blue pastel paper.

A big thank you to Jane Denman for her help on this one (or it may never have been finished!)