Monday, 7 July 2008

North Star and Hababa Sunset

I love my watercolours. There's such a wonderful depth of colour combined with lightness of application about them. I love the way they move around the paper when I'm working wet-in-wet and the suprising effects that sometimes produces.

The first of these pieces, North Star also uses acrylics which I've laid on in glazes of transparent colour. My friend Amy describes it as a kind of interior landscape and I couldn't have put it better myself. The other piece, Hababa Sunset was inspired by various photos of the beautiful medieval city of Hababa in Yemen.
You can see both of them currently in my Etsy store - just click on the title of this post to go there.


  1. I love the depth of colour that you have achieved in these washes and the way that the drawing makaes sense even tho' it does not actually relate to the colour ( or vice versa?). I love this style of sketching