Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Here are the macaws, finally finished.  I wasn't too sure where I was going with this, but the journey was terrific fun.  Just about as I had completed the final brushstroke on the second macaw, I noticed a drop of painty water on the paper that wasn't supposed to be there.  That's when I discovered that Inktense colours really are permanent!  I used my head this time and tried bleach on a spare scrap of paper - which didn't work - neither did trying to cover it with white paint.  So rather than have a faded blue splodge smack-bang in the white area, it morphed into a sprig of leaves...which I actually quite like in the end as it contributes to the composition nicely.  Sometimes accidents really are 'happy'.  This will be for sale on Etsy later in the day.
Stash Fine Yarns have a 3 for 2 sale at the moment - I couldn't resist this gorgeous pale mint green & white yarn.  I don't know what it will be yet, but it had to be mine.
We have a giant sofa and a large 'cuddle' armchair, but this is where he chose to sit. As long as you are comfortable Clovis!


Soggibottom said...

Hey Clovis. Someone dropped some money down there ?

Your art as always, insprinational ...... have I spelt that right ?
:-) x x x

fhiona galloway said...

your macaws look great Caroline-I really like the soft texturing and the water droplets.
ah so sweet that pic of Clovis :0))

Feather on a Wire said...

I see you've taken Inktense to your heart! Fabulous birds.