I began my blog as part of my search to synthesise and integrate my art and calligraphy. I feel that the images below are part of the way there. I’ve been working from a model and hope to create a slim anthology in collaboration with a poet. Certainly I could never have done this sort of painting without my calligraphic experience.
My two cat portraits show a great loosening up in watercolours – its hard to use line when Misty is actually a Paynes grey cat!
This is all preparation towards Artweeks in May. I’ve learnt that it’s best to “frame as you go!”
I feel quite excited about this new expression of mine and I wonder where it will take me. each time I do one I feel such a huge amount of tension about putting the loaded brush down onto the paper. The new ones are painted on Zerkall Wavy paper and I’m painting them then stretching them afterwards as that way at least its not as scary. It’s just a piece of paper I may waste as opposed to “a stretched piece of paper”