The postcard exchange update, February landscape in mixed media
This was my February postcard for our exchange - now posted on our group blog.
It ws done with a loose underpainting in watercolour and Caran d'Ache Neocolor II, then some coloured pencil, more of the Caran d' applied without water and a little oil pastel and gouache.
At the beginning of spring the hawthorn hedges briefly have a pink glow as the sap rises and the tiny leaf buds swell a little. It was very cold still. As soon as the leaves grow a little more, the pink is gone.
Dried grasses made calligraphic marks against spiky hedges and the slight mistiness made the far trees a bluish haze.
It was wet and squelchy and there were deep puddles in the tracks along the lane.
My March card was posted a couple of days ago and I'm looking forward to receiving my next one :>) I've no idea which member it will be from. I've received 2 gorgeous cards so far :>)