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Monday, 11 April 2011

The Black Feathered Hat

(Above) The Black Feathered Hat
15.5cm x 18cm
April 2011
Mixed media (Faber Castel Albrecht Durer watercolour crayons, Windsor & Newton Indian ink, Windsor & Newton Calli calligraphic ink, Daler Rowney FW acrylic ink, Caran d'ache Neocolour II water-soluble wax crayons) on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper (200g).

I've developed this painting from a drawing (below) done in response to a thumbnail photograph that I saw in an Internet report about Ladies' Day at Aintree. The lady in the picture was wearing a pink wrap around dress or shawl of somekind, but really the palette was triggered by my coincidently enjoying the sight of a cherry tree this morning that is blossom behind the back of the house. The colour of the blossom looks wonderful against the clear blue skies that we have had with a weekend of glorious spring weather.

(Above) The Black Feathered Hat
9cm x 10.5cm
April 2011
A drawing produced using the Handwriting App and stylus of the Sony Reader, printed on acid-free paper and signed in ink.