The Artist’s Curse…..

Spent the morning experimenting…..actually just playing, with no particular aims, or thought…

Using the sample paper I got from St.Cuthbert’s Mill at the Patchings Art Festival – a mixture of Saunders Waterford and Bockingford – I put the pigment directly onto the paper before adding water, ink, and in some cases, granulation fluid…with somewhat mixed results…

…perhaps that was to be expected as I definitely wasn’t feeling it …..

Even tried a colour I don’t usually use – Perylene Red – in an effort to get the creative juices flowing….not sure it worked….

Decided to take a closer look at one of the pieces….

…and thought that if I turned it on it’s side….

…I could potentially see honesty seed heads and teasels….so I did the fatal thing, the artist’s curse….and fiddled…

….you would think I would know by now – what can I say, I’m a slow learner …oh well back to playing….oh sorry, I mean experimenting…


2 thoughts on “The Artist’s Curse…..

  1. Just a though Carolyn, the red and blue one is quite interesting. Particularly the sky area. Perhaps worth trying again without taking the water right to the edges, ie used more sparingly over the paper? Its so difficult to ‘experiment’ and not hope that the pieces will work well anyway, as I’ve found myself this week! Trying to play but subconsciously putting pressure to succeed anyway 😉

    1. The sky is Daniel Smith Blue Apatite Genuine…it granulates beautifully….yes, am liking the colour combination….just feel the foreground needs more interest… will try again. Appreciate the constructive comments…

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