|No. 19, I love this very small peacock feather, it's not one that I would recognise from this beautiful bird. Its very delicate and floaty|
Insects are always fun to paint on vellum, so I added a couple from my daughters collection. I had intended to do more but had to spend a few days away unexpectedly.
|No. 11 Gorgeous red beetle. The colours change in the light shimmering from red to green and making this very tricky. Vellum has to be the perfect surface to achieve these rich colours, shine and fine detail. Image is approx 2.5 x 2.5 inches|
Of course I also painted some of the more usual subject material for a 30 day challenge and there's no better time for this than late summer/autumn here in the UK. I did want to avoid repeating too many of subjects previously painted so although the rose hips were tempting I gave them a miss this year but couldn't resist the acorns again.
|I did this in one day but I'm claiming it as days 15-17 because there are 3. Again collected from the graveyard next to my flat. These are pretty tiny acorns which I thought really cute.|
|No. 23, A lichen encrusted branch on Natural vellum. I did this very quickly, maybe 90 minutes in total so it's less detailed but I quite like a less detailed finish on natural vellum.|
|No. 24, This old leaf was found in the lane and really was falling apart, there was no shine on it but I liked the holes and decay|
|No. 14 I discovered a patch of Arum fruits at the bottom of the lane which had been trampled on, so managed to rescue this one and paint it before all the fruits fell off|
|Day 18 - this one was featured in last weeks post - along with a video of the painting process|
|Out of time! I made a start on this honeysuckle fruit but have too many other things to do.... so that's all folks!|