A painting I’m fond of and have on the screen of one of my ancient laptops. Various children have asked if I painted it and how I did it. Well, you just get some very absorbent paper, drop colours on it, wait for it to dry, drop more colour and repeat! Then, if you haven’t made a hole or got it a horrible colour, you think of a name. Image size 7.5 inches square approximately.
This abstract collage was made with papers decorated with monotype. It would be impossible to reproduce any of the patterned papers exactly. The lightweight papers take the colour in unpredictable ways. The scraps have been stuck to heavy watercolour paper with acid-free adhesive. The title reminds me of a book my father owned called The Golden Road to Samarkand by James Elroy Flecker – the name always fascinated me as a child. Image size approximately 10×9 inches.
This is one of the paintings in my print on demand shop.