Thursday, 26 January 2017

30/30 January Challenge #26

I have something completely different for you today!

I have moved from some almost abstract watercolours to detailed pen & ink with watercolour pieces. Once again I wanted to make use of stored mats with oval openings - these ones in a dark brown.
#1003 - Gnarled Pine - 6 x 8 pen & ink with watercolour
I used some of my Claudia Nice books as reference for this piece and am very pleased with the result. It has been a while since I did any work in this style of P&I and it took a bit to get the rhythm back.  I hope you will enlarge the photo if you can so see the detail up close.

Check out the rest of the art in the challenge at Leslie's 30/30 page.

Btw. The friend I got these mats from switched from framing to something more creative - making foam stamps. Check out her blog to see some of the neat things she does: Emmie's ArtFoamies

See you all tomorrow!


8 comments:

  1. I was just zooming in to see the texture when I read your comment suggesting it. I guess great minds think alike. lol Love this one. The tree is the perfect shape for the oval opening and the mat picks up on the colors. Lovely!!!

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  2. Love the details Val. Really wonderful work! Love the twists and turns in the tree!

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    1. Thanks Sheila - it was interesting to do.

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