Today I ground some pigment, Bideford black again, mixed with water from Dulverton leat and painted some hares.
These are all for sale for the Crowdfunder in Devon. The pigment is so dark, and I am still trying to get the mix of gum arabic right with it. Going to try soon mixing with egg yolk, and also with egg white to see if the sheen is different. There’s something rather lovely about making your own paint. I also have some Velour a sauce, that I want to play with, both with a stump and also maybe with gum arabic and water. I have one tube of the velour, at least 200 years old, a test tube of fine, dark powder that was in the old paints I bought in an antique shop in Llandeillo. It’s beautiful, a glass vial with a cork in the end. Almost full, but not quite, so it must have spoken years ago for someone else.
Anyway, the hares are £200 pounds each.
25 x 10cms.
Email me to secure before donating, stating which hare you want, with Hare in subject title.
Hare below now sold.
Hare below is now sold.
The photo above shows all of them together for easier comparison, and the one below is me thinking aloud with ideas of composition.
Robert and I are hearing wonderful stories of amazing generosity, with people offering to help deliver books to save money on delivery so that more books can be bought.
Email me to secure a hare before donating. And if you wish to contribute any amount to the crowdfunder you can do so here.