Crow and the Clay Marbles - Gallery
As kids, we used to play endlessly down at the creek making marbles and sculptures out of clay we scraped from the bottom. This painting is a tribute to all those marbles of childhood.
Each original watercolour painting begins with a detailed pencil drawing. The drawing process involves real-life objects from our farm, the use of my own photo references of our resident wildlife, and many pattern and colour studies. The wallpaper patterns seen in many of my pieces are created from scratch… from doodle to design! As for the watercolour itself, all of the pieces are painted on a hot-pressed block using fine brushes, watercolour paint and pencils and, as yet, no magnifying glass.