Have been revisiting watercolour lately and challenging myself to get out and do some more en plein air work. It's a big departure from my usual practice but I'm enjoying engaging with the landscape and the weather. I reckon I'll introduce this medium into some upcoming studio work. Great fun!
Harold, the honeyeater. 35x35cm. Watercolour & papers. Natural timber frame. Now at Wild Canary, Brookfield. @wildcanaryart@katemitchellart
Harold might not be the cutest Australian bird in the garden but I love his colour combination of turquoise and olive. Always funny to watch them eating the red palm berries outside my kitchen window , just like a kid eating chocolate Jaffa’s! I enjoyed painting him, he’s one of my favourites in the Exhibition.
So I do this thing in my head where I make up stories while I am waiting for replies to emails or messages when I have sent progress shots of commissions and the reaction is always opposite of what I am thinking. Three commissions finished and the customers were all very happy and loved them. And every time I can’t believe it lol. This is silly me with one of my japanese series works which is still available. #japaneseart#orientalart#sakura#cherryblossoms#storiesinmyhead
First time lapse of myself working with alcohol ink. While attempting to salvage a canvas that I worked on a few days ago (but thought I wrecked), I decided to record myself working for the purpose of documenting my journey with alcohol ink. I also included the song I've been listening to on repeat while I made the artwork ( I'm one of those those weirdos who can listen to a song on repeat all day long). This song lifted me, I was struggling to flow..to just let go, to let the colors and surface guide me. It's one of those songs that you feel like it is a blanket you can hide under to tune out everything else for a moment. I played the song on repeat, got lost in it for an hour and this is the outcome. -- Alcohol ink on canvas primed with gesso --
-- 76cm by 60cm --
-- Colors used : Copic (BG07, RV09 ), Pinata Saphire Blue, Papermill ( Slate, Amethyst)
Music : Billie Eilish, Khalid - Lovely
Taking a little break from the mud to give some love to the awesome crusty yellowed lacquer on these beautiful old turned chair legs. It’s peeling off in patches (particularly on the other two legs not pictured) and the contrast of the washed out purplish-grey of the weathered bare wood is so cool! 🤓🖌🤘🏼 #art