"Possum in the rocks"


Lots of lovely marks and colours here Angela, I was surprised it was watercolour, though the pen and pencils are wonderful addition.

Thank you Marjorie, I painted in the surround in darker tones with watercolour pencil and added brush but think the paper was Acrylic pad! I added titanium white in acrylic from memory as it was one of those scathed out linear markings with skewer to try and bring out lines then added fine-liner pen and ink.

Love the colours in this one Angela, along with the textures you’ve created.

A pleasing composition, Angela, with lovely colours and marks.

Thank you Fiona, The earth is a rustic pink and because precipitation is low in the summer months these Possums tend to scurry towards rocks and undergrowth where its shady. I painted upon acrylic pad but did draw in watercolour pencil initially, then painted by brush, the sienna was dabbed over to show the scorched terrain, and titanium white blotches of Acrylic to produce texture where I used a skewer to scratch out the textured surface. It is suppose to be The Bungle Bungles a pinnacle-like granite/sandstone terrain which is so profound and mysterious!

Very interesting to hear about possums and a very exciting painting full of movement and colour Angela.

Another Angela original!

Thank you Carole and Diane for your lovely feedback on this painting study of of the "Possum in the Rocks".

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Painted in Watercolour. In the outback some Possums scurry about the rocks and in the Bungle bungle region they scavenge about in search of shelter, food, and shade during the warmer months of around 44C in the hot season. They scurry about quickly and take refuge in the rocks. I painted this possum for illustration and drew its body in pen and ink, then added watercolour pencil.

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Angela Harrison

Throughout life I have always enjoyed drawing and painting, and nowadays paint for Health and Wellbeing through Visual Art expression. I like painting animals, people, buildings, trees, and scenic places, sometimes I choose to paint Abstract and enjoy the freedom it gives in ways of experimenting…

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