Friday, 15 January 2010
Back to basics
I have been doing lots of watercolour drawings/paintings lately.
Watercolour is a very addictive medium for me, I forget to eat, sleep, go to bathroom...
Although I love engravings and other printmaking methods, I often get fairly tired after a day of engraving or editioning.
It is sometimes feels like I'm competing against my own physical and mental strength.
Whereas for watercolour, it's simply a fun little pleasure activity for me.
I guess it's a totally different matter for artists like Marlene Dumas. Watercolour and ink drawing must be a physical medium like sculpture.
I think I regard printmaking as a "discipline", and even though it's less lighthearted, this is one of the things I love about printmaking.
I've set up my new Etsy shop for watercolour works, called Rachel's Cabinet, rachelscabinet.etsy.com.
I'm hoping to make picture books with those characters in them.
When the picture books are finished, they will be on this shop too.
I'll be working hard to fill my cabinet in the next few weeks!
And this is Rachel, inspiration for my work!