Fallen tree

Fallen tree

It is worth it Rosalind, smashing and I wish I had the ideas to kick something off like that.

I think this is one of your best paintings - the subtle textures and patterns work really well - the more you look the more you find.

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Painted on Saunders Waterford Rough, using only three colours: rose madder genuine, cobalt blue and Aureolin. I wet the paper, dropped the colour mixes on, and then covered in Clingfilm, which I scrunched and pulled. When it dried and I removed the film, I worked out a scene from the lines and shapes remaining. Then I battled with it for a week! As they are not staining colours, I was able to remove bits I wasn't happy with, with a piece of magic eraser (the Tesco version of). Not sure if it was worth all the time and effort...

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Rosalind Russell

I am a retired journalist turned artist. I paint mostly in watercolour but also use pen and ink.

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