|Gouache on buff coloured paper and watercolour colour notes on cartridge|
|Charcoal and chalk on white cartridge|
|Watercolour and pencil experiments on cartridge paper|
|pen and watercolour exploration|
Some things will probably never make it from sketchbook to painting. They are doodles/ experiments of ideas. I sometimes like to play with pattern making, taking lines or colours for a walk. This kind of play can be great for sparking ideas about other work. Although none of my work (to date) resembles any of these patterns I have repeatedly used this palette of colours.
Observational studies are a very important part of my practise and are another way that I can explore different subjects and challenge and stretch myself. I even have a sketchbook dedicated to drawing and painting daffodils that I add to each year.
|Acrylic inks, watercolour and pencil - I like to explore lots of different materials and techniques|
The poppy page is approximately A3, the feather is shown slightly larger than life size.
|From left to right acrylic, pencil and watercolour|