Especially pleased with this watercolour. Another wooden doll
I am now doing these drawings from my imagination, no reference, which is where I am happiest. The layering of washes is challenging, and I stall out sometimes as I gather the courage to lay down another layer. I am still drawing with a black Derwent coloursoft. It is a relief to draw without dragging graphite across the page with the side of my hand, and I enjoying the richness of the black.
I can see room for adding on to this painting, so don't be surprised if you see it again in a new incarnation.
I am a great believer in the transformative power of creativity. I am most delighted by the creative path my intuition takes me. I have an innate response to humble materials, natural and recycled, having been instilled since childhood with the ethos, "something from nothing", by my beloved grandmother; she, like so many women of her time, had an admirably creative resourcefulness........................
Mostly self-taught, I have an eclectic interest in Art. But my joy is in the deceptive simplicity of handcraft and its interpretation by modern "primitive" artists who seem to bring to their work a sense of serene melancholy and spiritual longing that the Japanese call wabi-sabi: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect.
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