using collage cut from old paintings and trying out Daniel Smith paint
Winter, Misty Day. watercolour and mixed media 9x6ins approx
What to do with failed paintings? cut them up .......... and re-use pieces, playing with ideas for future work.
These pieces for the trees were cut from wider trees in a painting I decided was a write off - a what-on-earth-was-I-doing? piece compositionally.
The birches were subtle colours and I thought it would be interesting to keep the background in greyscale to bring out the colours but keep the whole piece very low key.
They were done in a mix of media - Winsor & Newton artists watercolours, a touch of Inktense, some gouache, some coloured pencil.
Daniel Smith paint
The background was washed in with Daniel Smith's Kyanite to try it out. I don't generally buy greys, mixing my own, but these are supposed to be single pigment so I thought it might be interesting to look at. I bought just the one tube of DS to see what I thought of the brand. Verdict: It's nice paint- but not special enough to pay the extra cost on this experience. If Daniel Smith would like to send me a range to try out I'd be happy to! :>) but on the basis of this one, though nice, they are no better than Winsor & Newton and so the extra cost means I'm unlikely to be buying more.
What do you think of Daniel Smith paints?