Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Brush Project

HERE are my brushes!! I was embarrassed to find that the link I put in yesterday's post, saying I was busy doing this, *popped up on 'paintings prints and stuff' - Vivien Blackburn's blog where she posted this project (*hey, how do you do that?) - and I couldn't work out how to remove it. So, here they are - they really are fun to draw...lots of different textures on small areas. I messed up the shadow on the right side, it slanted away from the bristle end to the back, and mine goes too straight with a bend inwards. I used pen and Peat Brown W&N ink, and Higgins black ink, and a few soft watercolour washes in places, on a Schoellershammer Aquarelle block that I think I've had for about 30 years! The two brushes on the left I've had forever too, I don't think I've ever used the one on top, but it's pretty.

7 comments:

vivien said...

they are great :>)


ooops that was me with the dreaded lurgy here who put the link on too fast! I'll fix it now.

Cathy Gatland said...

Oh whew - thanks Vivien, thought my lack of techno-skills did it. Glad you're feeling better...

africantapestry said...

Great brushes Cathy, I like that colour..
ronell

Rose Welty said...

Beautiful brushes! Nicely done.

Enjoyed having a poke around blog, you've got some lovely work here.

Jeanette said...

Fabulous brushes Cathy, they look as if I could reach out and pick one up. I'm glad to see someone else has brushes with maturity too...:)

ChrisB said...

Wonderful drawing/illustration. I love your brushes.

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving nice comments - sorry I'm late to respond - I thought I had!