|My first Renaissance tile - |
tangled with MA-XIII (Chantal Florin)
|Tangled with Endless (Silke Wagner)|
|Featuring Pavonia (Angie Shade) |
plus Fescu and Tipple
The closest match was a piece of Daler-Rowney Murano pastel paper in a shade called Stone - it's a lovely colour, and the brown ink and white highlights shine, but it's a little colder than the true tan tile. But it allowed me to take my first tentative step !
|Keeping it official - |
Cyme tied together with some Zander
My last experiment was on some Stonehenge 100% cotton paper in a shade called Fawn. This is a very soft and smooth paper, it almost feels buttery, and it encourages me to really slow down. Which suits the Renaissance mood. I feel it asks for different things from me, less filling of the tile perhaps, slower and lighter pen work. Patience. And thoughtful glances ahead to consider where my white highlights might appear. I enjoy the process enormously, and while I still feel most at home in the bold world of black and white this is like spending time in a favourite library. It's peaceful, it's recuperative. The light is low, the mood is easy - hours could be lost, but never regretted.