Some new driftwood paintings which will be on show at the Waterside Gallery, Brightlingsea today.
Pieces of wood found on dog walks around Brightlingsea. Not easy carrying large bits home and manage a dog or two !
I use gesso as a base on which to paint. My continuing love of the subtle effects of watercolours, goes on. The end result on gesso is quite different to painting on paper. The paint sits on the surface and is easily manipulated with the long wispy hair of my horse tail hair brush.
A little gold or silver ink added to the watercolour gives a lovely shimmer.
I think summer is finally here ! A day on the water me thinks......