Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Lipstick Ladies 2

Watercolour and Acrylic Inks on Fabriano Extra White

This is a new way of painting which I am finding very exciting. It is spontaneous and colourful in every sense of the word. I am trying to move away from being absolutely precise with my subjects, capturing their personalities through line and colour instead. My sable liner has never worked so hard! What I have found quite interesting is that my students have found this method so challenging and rewarding. It moves you out of your comfort zone straight away, just through colour choice and the fact that you cannot remove any lines. One has to just 'go for it'.