Thursday, 22 October 2009


Update: Isaiah complete (above).

" if he were shielding himself from the little spotlight shining on him, is if the snow were
a window through which he has caught sight of something deep inside the earth."

from Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow

Two posts in one day! It's because it is so dark, too dark to work. The rain has been falling in a steady torrent since yesterday, shows no sign of stopping, and has kindly let me know that I have a leaky roof too...

This is the first stage of Isaiah, done with watercolour, pencil and a little salt ;-)

As soon as day breaks, I will start to work over this. It still looks like night outside, even though it's noon.


Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Very nice! Love the look of this!

Debbie said...

Great painting! What did you do with the salt??

Jessie said...

Really lovely!x

Veronica said...

Thanks everyone. I started using the salt on the wet watercolour (I often do this as a resist to add texture) but then ended up using pastels too. It became a real mixed media project. The dried on salt worked in a fabulously abrasive way with the soft pastel, very pleasing to work with and it left some interesting textures.

GreenWhisper said...

love this, in fact i'm travelling through your blog thinking WoW a lot :o)