Monday, 16 August 2010
This is a small mixed media piece, 10 x 8 inches of a winter pool on a still blue skied day. Above and below are close ups.
It was done on Somerset paper, in a mix of watercolour, coloured pencil, gouache and ink. I like the variety of marks possible with mixed media - the transparencey and looseness of watercolour, the splattering with it; the hazing of coloured pencil over watercolour washes to create layers of colour that shine through each other, the calligraphic marks of pen - biro in this case - and the covering power of touches of gouache. The paper is quite creamy and I wanted some pure clear white in the reflection, so used the gouache to lighten it where necessary.
Back to work as I've got to produce another 4 in this series .....