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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The Floppy Hat

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

I've developed this painting from a drawing (below) that I did using the Handwriting app of my Sony Reader after a photograph of Leslie Caron that I found on the Internet. The photograph was in black and white but when I came to do the painting I wanted to try a summer / yellow palette.

(Above) The Floppy Hat
April 2011
9.5cm x 11cm
A drawing produced using the Handwriting app of the Sony Reader, printed on acid-free paper and hand signed in ink.