Finally a spare moment in between printing to post the colours (again) of the Spindle tree. So named because its wood was traditionally used to make the spindles for spinning. Spindly by nature as well as name, its a bit on the shabby side and not much to look at, until its structured four sided pods develop into a deeply vivid shade of pink, splitting wide open to reveal within shiny deep orange seeds - quite astonishing... ...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.
Mussel shell original watercolour pencil drawing | Etsy
This mussel shell study is painted with watercolour pencils -- coloured pencils that are soluble with water. These pencils have helped me capture both the curves and the smooth areas of this delicate shell. A great present for someone who is difficult to buy for -- a brother-in-law perhaps? *