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Ink doodles over watercolour backgrounds (which is a new thing I have been really inspired to do as I love seeing how the watercolour inspires me to create shapes with pen and add interest). These were all done in my small travelling sketchbooks:

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Another set of abstract experiments, all working from the same colour palette. The first one includes the use of black and white and was painted on canvas, the second just the base blue/green tones painted on canvas board and the third uses the base tones on a flat purple tone (paper) background I did ages ago that was left over from another set of experiments, you can just see the original background colour at the edges of that one. All three were painted in acrylic. At least one of these will be available to buy soon:

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Playing with black and white is something I like to do from time to time. There seem to be two camps with the colours (or non-colours depending on your point of view), those are to use them or not. Black especially seems to get a bad press in the art world, I think, but I also think it’s important to experiment with how they work and could be used both on their own and with other colours. These three play with that theme; black on a white base, white on a black base and black and white on a coloured base. All worked in wet on wet layers.

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