Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A stone henge. Wax resist and watercolour on washi

A Stone Henge. wax, pencil, watercolour on washi, 18cms x 11cms 2008

I like using wax resist in drawing very much. If the paper is strong enough, I sometimes use a beeswax candle and draw directly. In this case, the washi was far too soft and fibrous so I had to apply softened beeswax with a stump. This was applied over the pencil drawing and before the watercolour wash. The image is imaginary, a formal exercise using the shapes of Stonehenge.

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