Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I do enjoy making these little windows, I love the fact that we are taking a peak at another world. This little scene is of blustering seas in a pretty sunset.  The tangles I used are Twisted Rope for the frame, Zazzle by Sandy Bartholomew for the sea, and various tangles probably a bit too small to see properly for the sail and the shields.
I coloured all this in with water colour pencils.  I seem to have been collecting these for about 25 years, in fact the sea was done with Staedtler Karat which I bought when I lived in Germany in about 1987.  They are still in good shape and still work very well after all these years.  I also have Derwent Watercolour, both the artist and the student types.  I have 16 Inktense, which are fabulous colours, and a few others that I bought to try out when I saw them. As a beginning artist, I have to say these are great, so easy to use, always give great results whether you add water or not.

Tomorrow I have been asked to work on Tarot from 10am until 3pm, which means that between phone calls I can sit here and have a go at the new Diva Challenge.  I was thinking about it today and found my white gel pen - which obviously doesn't work anymore as it has not been used for a very long time.  I tried scribbling with it and holding it in water to no avail.  So I think it might be Derwent pencils to the rescue again.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Rosie.. this is awesome.. I love it.. my gel pen worked..lol.. so probably put it up in the morning..