Sunday, 27 May 2012

The sun has got his hat on !!!!!!!!!!

Hello there all. Got up really early this morning. Have got all my jobs done. So now I can sit down and enjoy myself. A little blog hopping, a little painting, a little radio listening, perhaps even a little telly watching. Who knows, a little bit of what you fancy does you good so they say.......
My husband John is really on the mend now after his meeting with the huge Mastiff dog. Our little dog has stopped shaking also. That is until the next firework goes off. Living in Spain that's a problem. So he will sit shake in the shower tray in our en-suite until he thinks it's safe to come out.

Here he is Ronaldo. I have used watercolour both in tube and liquid. It was sprayed with water then cling film scrunched up and left to dry. I then resprayed and left sea salt on it to dry. Brushed it off and then went to work.

You can see here where the salt did its job. I love the texture it makes. Amazing what you see just from a blob. Hey ho!!! back off to the drawing board........

I have been reading the magazine "The Artist" of late. There is an article in last months by Jean Haines called " Be brave with watercolour. " I found this article very interesting and had to have had a little go. The result is above. Not brilliant but I am definitely going to try working this way again. Slapping it on using cling film & salt the lot. When the paint was put on  a large yellow blob appeared. Low and behold there he was Ronaldo the rat. Working this way picking out parts of your work to expand on is real fun. I loved it. It might help free up my work a little, hopefully?


  1. Melva the painting is beautiful but I so sorry about your husband and you dog's encounter with the mastiff dog. Gosh do I know how scary that can be...

  2. I love it that you blog hope I also call it that. Have to do some of that every day. that is interesting about the cling wrap and salt and how your little mouse/rat turned out. I don't do watercolor as such but play with some of it on my journals. I will certainly try it. Congrats on the win my dear of my give a way. xoxoxo