Cottage in Watercolor
Stone Cottage, 6×6, Watercolor
I’m having a lot of fun doing these little thatched roof cottages. Conjuring these things up in my head has made me feel more creative than I have felt in a long time. They can go as fast as I want, or I can take my time with them. First, a loose pencil sketch on illustration board, made up on the spot. Then I spend some time with watercolors, playing with light, mood and atmosphere. Once I’m satisfied with that, I go back and embellish the piece with more loose, casual pencil strokes.
We’re experimenting with putting these images on ceramic tiles: 4″x 4″ for coasters and 6″x 6″ (shown here) for trivets or hot plates. We’ll sell them online and at fairs and festivals.