A few weeks ago I did a watercolour course. I've always dabbled with watercolours, loving how they look on the page, almost translucent and shimmery - but I've never really known how to get them to do what they were supposed to. This workshop was brilliant, Sue Ninham, our fab teacher was great; we learnt how to mix all of our colours (from three primary colours) and how to use different techniques to use the watercolours in all of their watery goodness. We then went on to use these techniques in a work of our own. I knew I would love watercolours - but not how much I would love it! Watching the way the colours move around in the water on your page, how the combination of absorbent paper and water work, as well as the surprising way colours sometimes mix together, is nothing short of amazing. I have never been more excited at WATCHING PAINT DRY!
I've posted some of my class experiments and attempts on my facebook page, but since then - I have been experimenting like crazy! Practically running home to play and experiment with my watercolours, incorporating inks, prints and experimenting with watery, watery, rainbow coloured goodness! I've also made a cracking start on the Christmas market season that starts up in a few months by ordering about a million moleskin notebooks to customise, some with illustrations and others with prints I am working on! I've attached some progress shots I have taken with my phone, and will upload some proper images when I am finished! You'll see I am a tad obsessed with waves at the moment....
Feeling very alive and optimistic at the moment. Thank you all for your lovely comments and posts on my Syrian blog piece - I was honestly blown away by how many people are here reading along and how much the images resounded with everyone. I will post more photos on and off from Syria (I have so many) but for now.... its all about the rainbowy goodness.
Thanks for reading!