February 4, 2017
I spent today doing what I love most – painting and creating beautiful watercolour florals to use in my fabric designs. Watercolour fabric is just so divine to sew with.
My husband bought me a beautiful white desk to place under the window. It has been my dream for a while to place a desk in this pretty window position. As a surprise, he bought it for Valentine’s Day and assembled it on the weekend with the help of our sweet 6-year-old boy. It was a labour of love! Now I can sit at my desk and watch the garden and the bush and paint to my heart’s content.
I also love to use gouache paint, which is basically a watercolour paint too. Gouache allows you to build deeper and more vibrant colours. It was the medium I was taught to use when I went to Art School as the International School of Colour & Design. It is funny how you tend to go back to what you know. The years I spent studying at that school are some of my fondest memories. This course is highly recommended for colour theory and design.
I will also post more from my studio in the coming months. Posting some new videos of my fabric design process is something I have wanted to do and share for a while. I want to be able to share my process of how I design watercolour fabrics from start to finish.
The watercolour fabric prints below are part of my Bush Gum Blossoms fabric collection for kennard and kennard fabrics, and are available now to buy.