Sunday, 13 March 2011
It was lovely to complete this page although at times I did wonder if it was a good decision doing white feathers on white paper, but I like a challenge, and solving how I will succeed at making them appear against the background. I gave the paintbrush a rest and used Derwent coloured pencils, a good pencil sharpener and lots of time and patience. You can see all the different shades used, browns, yellow, greys, white and blues and a pencil for the initial drawings. I am happy with the finished page.
I went collecting yesterday, Saturday, for week 11. It has been a cold windy week with the tides getting higher and stronger. A fresh tide line had delivered some nice finds for my next weeks picture. There was just me and the swan yesterday, I walked back and forwards and the swan glided along beside me. She looked so beautiful and elegant. I looked like an old tramp with my hat and gloves and waterproof jacket and wearing my husbands warm lined walking pants, carrying a plastic carrier bag. Out of that bag I always find something beautiful to go on my page.
My computer is being repaired, not had it all week, so I will keep this short I am using someone else's laptop.
As always thank you for the lovely comments, I really do enjoy reading them all, I will try to return the visit when I can. Hope you like the picture, press for close up, the real feathers are placed on the ground for you to see. Millyx
Posted by MILLY at Sunday, March 13, 2011