St Cuthbert's Island and the sort of atmospheric sky I strive for
There is something quite thrilling about the fact that the final image produced could, to some extent, be beyond my control.
These are my favourite tools for introducing chance, and encouraging random effects
Crumpled and folded cling film.
Water colour flows along tiny transparent veins before drying.
It absorbs pigment in the wet water colour around it resulting in a wonderfully organic pattern.
Applied sparingly, this slices through wet paint like a knife, leaving a ghostly trail behind it.
I am greedily trying to incorporate all of these techniques in this reworking of a costal view. The work is still in progress.
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