Femme Thou Art is having an auction and this is my contribution to the topic 'Floral'. It's watercolours, pencil and gold gouache. If you think it looks familiar, that's because...
A little while ago I did a small sketch which I planned on turning into a painting. I planned on doing some reference shots and making a large painting, but changed my mind. I got a strathmore watercolour notebook a little while ago – I love this paper, and it is really difficult to get in Australia so it’s been about 10 years since I used it. Admittedly it has more tooth than my normal Arches Smooth paper, but I love the way it blends, even if scanning it is a painful experience! There is gold gouache at her ears and on her necklace, as well as a few spots in the background. I’ll have to photograph it because they just turn up as kind of brown looking when they actually shine in person.
The original sketch done in an A5 moleskin notebook (This is from my instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/nicolecadet13/ hence the rather grainy quality of the photo)