I added colour to another of the drawings today:
I worked some more on the multi layer painting of Puzzlewood today, colouring two more layers:
That’s my lovely Koh-I-Noor flat palette. It fits in one side of my pencil case, so is very portable, and has great intense colours. I had to make the coloured paper sheet for the lid, because the purple looks green in the palette, so I kept getting violet trees!
We headed in to Puzzlewood at dawn, before anyone also was in the wood, and made our way to one of the lookouts, to watch the trees change with the light. As we were staying at a cottage on site, we were able to go into the wood before the public were allowed in. It’s a magical place, full of old gnarly trees, mosses, bracken and fungi. I took many photos, which I will share soon.
I did a 4 layered drawing from the lookout, intending to cut away each layer so it reveals as pages of my sketchbook are turned. I only got time to paint the back page, so I have a project for a few evenings to finish this:
Here’s a photo my husband took, of me painting in the wood:
I have been slowly unpacking the craft room, and decided to do some drawing following on from the trip to see LAND. I love these two photos, looking through vegetation to the statue:
Charcoal, held by the very end:
Feeling better, I spent the evening working on this painting in stages, first adding drops of yellow and brown ink, which I let drip then wiped around. I didn’t take photos of the stages, so here are close ups:
I like it , but it definitely needs a focal point, and maybe something to unify it more.
I wanted to add some more layers to the mountain painting, so I decided to follow the instructions in the book and put a layer of white over the top. Big mistake! It knocked out all my lovely layers, so I
wiped it off artistically smudged it, and added more lovely viridian blue green.
I feel that it needs a few more layers again.
I still had some green paint mixed up, so I grabbed a couple of small canvases, and added the buttery yellow background, then some more green hills.
A nice way to unwind before bed.