cards from watercolour sketches
towards the headland, watercolour, Vivien BlackburnI have lots of small quick paintings that were done as demo's of techniques for classes, usually added to over several sessions as I explained how to use use coloured pencils over a previous watercolour that 'didn't quite work' or showed how to use oil pastel as a resist with watercolour or splatter paint, wet in wet ..... a zillion bits of the 'language' of painting. I'd often continue working on a fragment done another week. I never do a complete painting as the students are there to paint themselves, not watch me, but I do show them how things work in small quick examples.
So .... I had quite a few of these sketches doing nothing. They are only small, sometimes just a couple of inches square, sometimes 6-8 inches. I decided to make use of them by cutting them up to make some more cards for the Art Fair. I like the abstract minimalism of them.
Three more cards ready to go :)
.... and another 3 ...
.... and yet another 3 ....
... and there's more! these are a bit bigger
.... and even more - these are the autumn/winter ones
I ought to use watercolour more often as I really enjoy it when I'm doing these demos for students. In the one-day class yesterday they had all chosen to use watercolours so I'm still in watercolour mode :) . I'd called it a Painting and Drawing Workshop so the medium and subject were totally flexible. It was hard work but a rewarding one :)
What do you think? will the public go for these? I hope so