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?