I am now part way through my two weeks holiday, and so far so good, I have ridden the ponies every day, painted every day, and managed to get out in the garden ( although not today, as a little dull, with the odd rain, and even a thunder storm in the early evening). I bought some arches 300 lb watercolour paper yesterday, and am planning what to try out on it ( probably I will stay safe, hare, horse or donkey) I usually use 140 lb cold pressed, and in block form, as I use lots of water I think it will be interesting to see the difference, benefits, although I really can’t afford to buy archers too often. The price of their block was £40, so I feel pleased to have just one sheet to play with. I have already taken valued advice in purchasing a sable brush, and wow, it really made a difference, at least the brush I will have for life, if looked after well, but the paper is scary, especially if my painting goes wrong- at least with a canvas, if you go wrong you can paint over it. I suppose I can turn the paper over!
Very exciting as yesterday I received my elegant writer calligraphy pens from America, I wanted to play/ experiment using them, staying safe I stuck with a hare, wow I love them. I created the grass using a straw to blow the paint, and then added splashes of mica, and gold paint. I had lots of fun creating this blue hare, and really am so in love with the colours achieved. Tonight I have started a donkey foal, which I photographed on the weekend, please see the photo in my last post, he is so cute, I think the colours will compliment his grey tones. Hopefully I will finish him tomorrow and post him here.