Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Monday, 25 October 2010

Work in Progress

Mayfield Lavender, Woodmansterne.

Well I've done a lot of work on these since Friday. I may still add some finishing touches before framing them for an exhibition next week.

The painting above was started earlier in the month and has just had some finishing touches. The first layer was done using FW acrylic inks. I like the way these spread and mixed on the paper creating some interesting effects. I was a bit reluctant to work to over this with acrylics but it was only intended as a base so I took the plunge. The colours from the inks glow through the painting and create an effect that I would not have got otherwise. I will use the inks again both under acrylics and as a wet loose watercolour in its own right.


Terrie said...

Your paintings are inspiring. I love the lavender. I'm new in painting, just hope to learn from you the skills.

Cath said...

Just beautiful Tessa, I can smell the lavender, and I love the effects of the acrylic inks!

Judy Nolan said...

Your paintings are simply gorgeous, Tessa. I love the colors...they just gladden the soul!

Colours and Textures said...

Hi Terri, Cath and Judy and thanks for your comments. I leant recently that the FW of FW inks means flipping wonderful and they are!

Stephie at FlowaPowa Art said...

Lovely! I really like acrylic inks too, they are so versatile.