The blog of Lynda Monk popped up on my reader today and that was funny because, unknown to her, I had plucked up courage to brave the M25 in my new car to go to Art Van Go to see what she was up to on her Artist in Residence day. It was really good to see the things she has illustrated on her blog for real. She really is a very clever lady, Her technique for making Lutradur resemble beautifully rusted metal.is fascinating. I have had Lynda's new book "Fabulous Surfaces" a few week, time to try some of the techniques I think.
Of course being in Art Van go I had to have a little shop. I bought some of their extra fine calico which I love and some interesting rubbing plates and some of the new Koh i Noor Brilliant watercolours, mainly because there were four yellows and I always run out of yellow first. Came away with fingers itching. Good feeling.
More good feeling, I have heard this piece of music many times but it has never brought a tear to my eye until this.