Happy Monday everyone! Some of you would have noticed me mentioning on Social Media how much I miss drawing, sketching and generally making art. Of course, there’s my monthly Vive la Différence that keeps me ‘creating’. Ever since I began blogging, it’s my camera that gets all the attention. Don’t get me wrong, I love photography and taking photos but there’s something special about putting visual marks on paper, at least for me.
I finally made a first attempt just over a week ago. I’ve been wanting to experiment more with different watercolours. While in the South of France I came across these incredible Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese watercolours. The art shop I saw them in only had a set of 12 colours and after a quick Google I saw they came in a box of 36 colours. So instead of having my instant art materials fix, I had to order them online and wait for the delivery from Japan.
The pigment is incredibly rich, rather creamy and I’m in love!
Everyone can start with and afford a Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour set. I use one but am also pining for a set by Schmincke. I’m not going to list all my art materials today, but another favourite of mine is the range of concentrated watercolour by Dr. Martins.
Ok, here below are some of my watercolours done in the past couple of weeks and inspired by flowers. You’ll see that I like to embellish and create texture. I hope you enjoy!
I hope you get some inspirations from these, not such for the brushstrokes and painting, but maybe you’ll find ideas for colour combinations, patterns and for layering and texture. From time to time I’ll be posting more of my work.