During one rainy weekend in March, I started painting this old stone building on a meadow. I may have unintentionally echoed the grey sky outside with my newly-acquired Sennelier paint. The tiniest little dab of paint flowed effortlessly though the water. Everything else was painted with Derwent Inktense pencils. I was trying out those pencils on different kinds of paper. They seem to work best on smooth surfaces. So hot press watercolour paper or Gesso-ed paper works really well. They do not spread very well on cheaper paper or even good cold-press watercolour paper.
Since I have been in the mood for playing with colours recently, I am joining the One Monthly Goal link-up this month in an attempt to revisit one of my earlier projects in a different colourway.
My original plan was to make a very different version of this Morning Star quilt as a wall hanging. Since my kitty fell ill before I got to it, I made this purple mini for him back in early 2014.
I would like to work on this gradient quilt in April.
I don’t even have to purchase any of the fabrics needed for this one. I just can’t decided which white I want to use, I am tending toward the one on the left.
It was dry here last weekend after a long time, and we took care of some much-overdue yard work. Since we moved into our house two years ago, we have been gradually updating the interior while just maintaining the lawn and a few plants. This year, finally, I am going to start planning the garden. I want to focus on mostly local, draught-resistant flowers. To educate myself, I am planning on attending a wildflower festival in two weeks. Until then, I am getting my inspiration from nature. I would like to leave you with a few more wildflower photos.
See you next Thursday, April 7th, for Wandering Camera.
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