A while ago I sat in the wind on the way home from a workshop in Worcester and painted Theewaterskloof dam and the Franschoek mountains. I have just painted a watercolour of the same scene from a photo – with my squirrel hair mop. It is such a fun brush to use. I took some pictures to show the brush as I worked – though they did not come out all that well – here is a sequence:
Here I am putting in the clouds with the side of the brush:
Putting in the bushes on the shoreline:
I painted backwards – doing the clouds then the foreground then the mountains – maybe I will follow convention and work from light to dark next time. I had to wait for ages in this weather for the washes to dry. Eventually I borrowed my daughter’s hair drier. Don’t you love the brush?
Here I put in some detail:
And here is how it looks now:
I am too tired to even think about if I like it or not.