After a bit of a frustrating time of late, finally I found time to get out my paints again and to ease myself back into it I thought 'd go for something relatively simple. A still life. I've only done one before and usually find them a bit on the boring side.
The idea was to have the glamorous half-naked orange flaunting itself in front of an audience of apples and call it 'The Stripper'.
Once finished I was quite pleased with it but felt it needed something else. This gave me a chance to try out my pot of Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground which accompanied my set of paints recently received from my dear friend in Australia. I believe this is designed to be useful for painting out errors in watercolours as well as preparing different surfaces so that they can be painted on, such as board or canvas. What I did was to draw out the silhouette shape of my mouse and then paint it over using the ground. Once dried (overnight) I was able to paint my little mouse in.
Not sure if that was the best way to go about adding him in, but it worked OK.