I breezed past this pidture back when I started my #100PicturesProject back in 2018. This shows you the steps a little more closely that went into creating this painting …
For our honeymoon in 2009, my new husband and I visited amazing Borneo at the recommendation of a friend. It was tropical, humid [hello heat fungus on my fingers] and we saw elephants and orang-utans in reserves, rode horses and parachute kite thingies over the ocean. We brought back gorgeous fabrics and one of them features in this still life…
For this picture, I combined a succulent plant and a geranium remaining from an arrangement from Harvest Studio, a vase and a little lidded something together and the ‘honeymoon fabric’ became the background.
I started with a loose light pencil line, then launched in with my pen and ink. Here’s a glimpse at the start of the ink work. You may just be able to see the pencil line.
Here’s a peek at the whole drawing.
Here’s the start of adding the colour. [Sidenote: Did you know this picture is number 6 in my #100PicturesProject? And I’m now up to #79!]
And more and more colour… how glorious are the colours of this fabric! Such a lesson from an artisan in a different genre.
This one of a kind watercolour painting has recently gone to a good home, purchased from my *Plenty Twenty* SALA exhibition.
Love Meg x o
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