I am so excited, my order from SAA arrived on the weekend, Colourcraft brusho.
They are little pots of powder pigment paint, you can use them in a variety of ways, and rather like watercolour, but I believe that I am right in saying that they are not watercolour.
On the weekend I created some punched circle swatches with watercolour paper, to stick onto the top of the pots for my personal reference, and wow the colours are amazing, vivid high pigment, with great effects, plus a little goes a long way.
I pushed a small hole in the lids using drawing pins( thumb tacks) this creates a small exit for the pigment when shaking the powder onto paper ( it is a small hole, but as I said a little goes a long way).
I then shook a little out and using water in a spray mister, I lightly sprayed from a distance, and watched the magic. Wow, swatches done, drawing pins as stoppers, neatly packed in a box, I could not wait to use them.
So tonight was the night, I went for a figure, and I must say I got carried away, and wrecked the picture, it actually looked really good at one point, but I got into adding more and more, and the colours spread too much, so I lost the edges, and highlights, it then became very dark. Still it was a first time practice piece….must note my own words, a little goes a long way, and less is more.
Second attempt was the horses, much better this time, I sprinkled and spritzed for the green background, and sprinkled in a palette and mixed with water to do the heads ( used it the traditional way of painting)
I also used a candle for some wax resist on the horses ( for fear of loosing my whites again)