Here are a number of my latest creations, a bit of a fox theme going on 😀.
‘Dutiful’ watercolour on 12×9” 140lb coldpress
‘Proud’ watercolour 12×9” 140lb coldpress
I have been experimenting with some different papers, and I must admit to a new favourite being suede mat board, I love the soft finish, and it is great to work on with pastel and coloured pencil, I did a few test pieces on the offcuts and decided that using fixative was a good idea. The velvet soft texture of the card is Gorgeous, and I think my iPad camera picked up the texture so you can see that it gives a great background.
‘Alert’ pastel and pencil on suede mat board 16.5”x11:5”
‘Smile’pastel and coloured pencil on 16.5×11.5” suede mat board
The other new card I have been trying is pastelmat board by clairefontaine, again I am really impressed, it takes watercolour pencils really well, and handled the small amounts of water fine. The pads come in a selection of different colour choices, just hard to choose which one to go with. I now have two pads as the first time I purchased a small pad by accident, I thought it was sized in inches….it was centimetres!
‘Vision’ watercolour and pastel on 30x40cm pastel mat board 170lb
‘Porridge’watercolour pencils on pastelmat board 170lb 18×24 cm
My mixed media hare was a great play time experiment, originally he was a charcoal, I then decided to use oil on watercolour card, seems ok, and it’s great to have fun with products.
‘Moonlight watcher’ mixed media on 10×14” 140lb cold press W/c paper
‘Harvest hare’ 18×24 cm pastel mat board clairefontaine. Pastel and coloured pencil
I am in the process of completing some oil paintings, they take me ages, so between them I grab out the other supplies, I hope to show you the oils as soon as possible, hopefully there will be some chance of painting during the Christmas holidays.