I'm still gob-smacked. How do you achieve all those layers? Are ink and cling film involved anywhere? Wonderful drawing as well. Sets the bar really high!

Thanks for your your comments. The initial wash using White Knight watercolours (Russian paints ) are textured with cling film . The drawing added, highlights lifted and the darks added. I do not using ink. These paints are quite moist in the pan and can be painted directly on to the paper with a damp brush . The bockingford paper allows the highlights to be easily lifted.

Thanks for sharing that! I'm sure there's a lot more to it than just the materials. Makes me want to jump in the car (blow the fuel costs!) and come up to the arts centre to see your work "in the flesh"! Hope you find some very rich benefactors. It's well desired!

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Watercolour on 200 lbs Bockingford Not paper- 1/4 imperial

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Malcolm Coils

After twenty years of painting watercolours I have spent the last year or so trying to paint in collage and acrylics with little success. I find it difficult to paint opaque paint on to a surface that blots out whatever is there so I am returning to watercolour now I have plenty of time after…

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