I've now finished my Line and Wash course, which I have really enjoyed, and learnt quite a bit along the way too! Although my watercolour washes are still proving challenging, but I think I'm getting a little better.
Our final project could be any subject and I found a fabulous photo of a pine tree tettering on the edge of a rocky outcrop.
I used acrylic inks with dip pens and twigs, and did most of the tree and rocks first.
Doing the tree first meant I had invested a lot of time and effort, and now ... deep breath ... the watercolour washes. I made up several washes and did some graduated layers.
Right - breath again!
I think it looks a bit oriental ...
... which leads quite neatly to my tree peony (I think they originate in China).
It is in full bloom - I love its big, bold, in-your-face, look-at-me flowers.
Maybe I'll paint it some time!