'Truer than the literal truth'
Ink & Watercolour 42 x 59.4cm
The Inspiration for this painting came to me whilst I was lay down on my sofa, it is situated underneath a big window. I was looking up at the blue sky, and I noticed that the flowers on the windowsill had pretty much lived their lives. The colours of the half dried flowers were now deep and autumnal, which I thought looked beautiful against the bright blue sky.
I decided to brave my A2 Daler Rowney watercolour sketchbook for the first time. I carefully pulled a piece of paper from the sketchbook so I could stretch it. I stretched the the paper onto a panel of MDF, then secured the edges of the paper with Loxley gummed tape.
I sketched the flowers very loosely using a mechanical pencil, this was just to get down the rough shapes and composition. I drew the flowers with a Sakura Micron ink pen, and painted them with Winsor & Newton watercolours.
Tea break in my new favourite mug, a gift from my friend Liz! <3
I have named the painting 'Truer Than The Literal Truth' this is a quote from Vincent from the book - The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh.
You can also watch a timelapse video of the process here!
Something else I made this month..
I have been adding things to my studio here and there, and I wanted some plants hanging up. I saw some lovely macrame plant hangers on pinterest, so I decided to have a go at making one myself.
Yes I had to get our clothes horse involved, this is real life DIY at its finest.
I love how it turned out, I will definitely be making more.
Other things I am loving in life!
Film - Brian and Charles I watched this three times in one week! it is SO funny and down to earth.
Film - Good Luck to you Leo Grande Emma Thompson is fully nude in a scene, this cannot have been easy, what a brave and inspirational woman!
Series - The Sinner This is an old show but I only just discovered it, I was absolutely hooked, so disturbing but so good!
Movement - Yoga With Adriene playlist 'Align'
Place - Brewdog Waterloo My husband and I went on a day trip to London to go check it out, it is so impressive! There is tenpin bowling, table tennis, and a slide! Now let me tell you, going down a slide as an adult after drinking a strong IPA beer is everything I hoped it would be! The food was also amazing.