It was enough for me to have a clear blue sky to look up to. Before the afternoon was over we sat on the grass banking as the reflection of the sun twinkled in the water, it sparkled and I had to close my eyes from the glare. It was such a clear day, and as the day turned to night, it was perfect to view the displays of brightly coloured fireworks in the sky, all around the estuary.
Most of my finds were brown, the hornwrack seaweed, leaves, a mermaids purse and I was thrilled with the duck feather half brown and half white. Just two red berries today and one sycamore seed. I loved the old bottle washed up on the sand no doubt by last weeks high tides.
|The birds were enjoying the sunshine too.|
I picked the dried seedheads from the side of the railway line, most of the wild flowers and plants are dead and brown. I decided to use just brown inks for this weeks drawings, as I am going on a pen and ink day on Tuesday. I thought I would experiment and play with different ink pens. The acrylic ink was diluted with water and used in an old fountain pen, it flowed smoothly. I used the PITT drawing pens with sepia inks and a little bit of paintbrush work with my acrylic ink. I also dipped the nib directly in the jar of ink. It was interesting to see how the white paper shows through the ink, all the white is the paper. I had fun experimenting with different lines, strokes and marks using the sepia inks and I do like the different results, even with wobbly lines using the pen nib just dipped in the ink. Of course I couldn't resist doing the berries in red.
Hope you like it too.
Thank you for the lovely comments. I always enjoy reading them.
Also thank you for the people who sent me messages regarding the fabrics. It was through this blog that Kimberley Bell, a talented interior designer contacted me and asked if I would like to work with her. I was delighted to draw some different natural subjects which Kimberley has been able to use in her designs to become part of her beautiful range of linen fabrics. I was thrilled to see my drawings translated into fabrics. Kimberleys Website is http://www.peonyandsage.com/
Her new fabrics are beautiful and it was such a wonderful experience and pleasure working with Kimberley and being part of her new venture. I wish her every success with "Peony and Sage".