I’m reading Taking Flight once again and working on myself to become a possibilitarian. And once again, I’m discovering new things about me and new things I love.
I’ve started putting together two of my favourite subjects: nature and pattern. Let’s see where this will go.
Happy October! Feeling a lot inspired this month and treating myself to some painting time.
I went to the local car boot sale this morning and got myself a box of 12 sticks of Pentel watersoluble chalk pastels for just £1. It was a bargain and although I’m not very fond of messy pastels I thought I’d give it a go in the afternoon. I picked one of those huge London Plane leaves on my way back; I draw the leaf contours with a 2B pencilon a sheet of Fabriano Accademia paper and then overlaid the various colours directly on the paper, blending them with a dry brush. I then decided to use a waterbrush on one side of the leaf, but the results was a bit muddy and didn’t particularly like it that much. I will definitely try them again, maybe mixing them with watercolour.