The Space Between

Working on larger paintingDistracted myself away from East of the Sun to a larger working of The Space Between. Of all the brushes I have bought and been given recently the one I am loving the most is a sable that was in a collection of brushes from Robin’s father who many years ago was a brush salesman. No idea how old it is but it is a sable brush, no4 and puts down a brilliant wash while coming to the finest point for detail. also used a goat hair brush for the first washes on this. Meanwhile a winged Frida Kahlo watched over me.

Frida Kahlo with wingsSable Brush no 4Hare and fox, The Space BetweenAway from my desk for a few days from tomorrow, doing exciting things so for now the painting will have to wait and settle. Among other things I will be doing is a visit to the Tower of London to attend a party in honour of George RR Martin of Game of Thrones fame, and even more exciting than that to meet the marvelous Merlin who is dark as midnight and mischievous as her magical name implies, for she is a raven at the tower and I am hoping to persuade her to pose for me.

 

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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One Response to The Space Between

  1. Mo Crow says:

    You lucky thing Jackie, am green with envy & look forward to seeing the work that comes out of your meeting with the mysterious magical Merlin & loving your rendition of The Space Between!
    I was wondering why the new sables were not as responsive a couple of years ago & talked to my art supplier about it, he said you get what you pay for and I have been buying Winsor & Newton “series 7″ brushes ever since, that spring and bounce doesn’t happen with any of the others I’ve tried. Although a friend brought back a beautiful Japanese brush that looks like badger (white going to a fine black tip) with the best point which is very swishy & lively!

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