My commissioned image on the Derwent website
I was asked to provide an image using Inktense for Derwent, who were revamping their website. It's now live. :>) .... and they forgot to add my name!
It's about flowers rather than being any particular flower. There are elements of poppies and Queen Anne's Lace and heaven knows what else in there. Purely imaginary. It's based on a large canvas I did some time ago.
The original much larger canvas
Inktense is one of my favourite Derwent products (alongside the XL tinted graphite and tinted charcoal). I love the vibrancy and yet it is also possible to mix them to obtain subtle colours. They are more transparent and luminous than ordinary watercolour pencils and because they dry waterproof I can build glazes and work over layers below as in my image that they used. I use the pencils and the blocks.
It was great to be asked - they previously used an image of mine for the first year of the Derwent Art Prize and seeing it in all the art magazines for months before, in full page spreads, was fun! It still catches me unawares sometimes - like last week when a student had brought in a past magazine and on the back, facing me, there it was again :>) That was done with Artbars.
I've been incredibly busy with work and family so haven't been updating my blog regularly. I've got a few projects on the go - an abstract project, developing paintings from the sketchbook filled in Cornwall, a series of drawings and more - so will show those soon. And Christmas is looming as well ....books for the grandchildren? card designs? presents?
to be continued!