This illustration was inspired by the idea of fantasy landscape of an unfun fairground. As with all my paintings this was created by first layering washes of watercolour and then the images began to appear on the paper and my soured memories of visiting a funfair in the 1980s how I believed life was full of potential for fun and fairness. Maybe I am being unfair about what I thought a fairground promised when I was a child.
The painting will be posted in a thick cardboard lined envelope. Inside the envelope the painting will be double layered in tissue paper and then in a waterproof casing with a silicone moisture absorber to ensure your artwork is perfectly protected during transit. All paintings also come with a hand painted card as a handwritten proof of purchase. Multiple items can be posted together to save on postage costs.
My technique uses the finest watercolours, mediums, paper and brushes. The paper is properly stretched first to enable translucent watercolours to be painstaking applied in multiple layers which is the only way to ensure the pigment sits on the surface of the paper and is not ground into the paper, thus damaging the paper and creating dullness of colour. This painstaking technique ensures the light of the paper sparkles through the colour of the pigments. Painstaking and expensive but only this method gives watercolour its true vitality and infinitely variable tones. The finished artwork is of archival quality, with only the finest pigments on paper that frames beautifully flat. You will be investing in original art that will last lifetimes.
Professionally stretched 90lb Arches archival quality cotton rag paper ensures your artwork frames perfectly flat. Schmincke, Windsor & Newston and Daler Rowney finest artist watercolours, Winsdor & Newton Indian ink. Series 7 watercolour brushes.