Wild tulip (Tulipa sylvestris). Watercolour on Bockingford, 2.5 x 3.5″.
‘Flower, gleam and glow,
Let your power shine…’
Alright, it isn’t that flower, but a friend did remark on its passing resemblance. Incidentally, however, the magic golden flower from Disney’s Tangled is clearly based on a lily of some kind, and tulips are a close relative.
Flame lily (Gloriosa superba), Watercolour on Bockingford, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
This piece is for sale: $60. Sold.
I would like to try painting porcelain in earnest at some point, but for now, porcelain markers are a convenient and quick alternative. My only vexation is that fine detail is of necessity impossible with them, the finest nib being as thick as a large felt tip pen to allow the paint to flow through. Continue reading
A few things from the windows of Il Papiro in London’s Covent Garden, which sells beautiful Italian-made stationery and paper products.
Brontësaurus. Sepia ink and gouache on Strathmore grey toned paper, 151 x 147mm.
My literary and palaeo friends and audiences so rarely converge (which is a great pity), but I’m jolly well going to try.
These originals have sold and are on their way to their new homes.