I was watching a You Tube video on a trial of watercolour pencils when I realised I haven’t used my watercolour pencils in a long long time and it sparked a playtime. Birds are my love so of course a bird popped out to say hello. He is perched down a little too far on the branch but he didn’t mind too much; birds do that sometimes. I had a lot of fun. I did a bit of everything. I used them dry onto the watercolour paper then used water and brush to blend or I wet the brush and took the colour straight from the lead and I also used them dry and left them that way on the surface.
Outlining with a permanent black pen and adding design and shading helped bring it all together. As usual with our own art one sees the not so good parts but for a play I am pleased with it. I will glue it in my journal.
The little house at the bottom is something I like to do, just a little something else of interest. My name ‘Rose’ in Khmer, is just above the bottom flowers. It is a stamp my dear friend Vuthy in Cambodia had made for me when I was there.