'The astonished woodpecker', WC resist, mixed media paper. 12 by 9 ins.
I like the resist technique for my people with animal series ...I want to explore it further..perhaps exploring resists using different colour and paper combinations. I used mixed media paper here and perhaps a true WC paper would give a different... maybe better result. I would like try a combination of the more muted earth colours some time. Here I used ultramarine, lemon and alizarin cirmson.
I chose the lemon because one of the birds looked like canary. I chose crimson and ultramarine because they give reasonable darks.
I got a free trial sample (dots on a page) of some new 'desert' colours from Winsor & Newton which look interesting, especially their transparent orange.
I bought 3 of the new W & N watercolour sticks to try out. They may be useful for adding texture effects to artworks. I found them rather useful for making small doodle drawings. Indeed, the painting above came about from using the WC sticks on an ATC size (3.5 by 2.5ins) piece of paper. I sized the drawing up to 12 by 9 ins.