Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Watercolour


is a medium I'm quite frightened of! I think it is perhaps the most difficult to use. My artist friend, Barbara, has created gorgeous, colourful works in watercolour, including mixed media works. She spent some time with me today teaching me something about how watercolour works, how to apply it on the paper and so on. I won't show any of my less than exciting results but I enjoyed seeing how the paint moves in water, and on dry surfaces, and the colours that can be created. I think I've got a bit more confidence to try it out again. Here is a picture of a rooster that Barb painted and I loved the simplicity of it, the way the paint worked on the head, that little line on there that she painted and his gorgeous tippy toed feet. AND Barbara let me bring him home! Thank you Barbara.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have made me so happy. I will now imagine your Rooster tippy toeing happily upon your yard!
You've helped to make my wonderful week.

Love Barbara

Anonymous said...

I'm so flattered you put my painting on your blogg Sandra!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Burrowing Bully

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a wonderful night out Sandra. Pete and I would love to come tomorrow and I will try and re invent my old recipes!

Love Barbara

Cath S said...

I don't use watercolor much either Sandra, yet when I do play with it I really like it. I think the rooster is gorgeous. The way the colour has run is so lovely and loose.

Anonymous said...

It is so marvellous to be refered to as loose!