copse and rubbers

copse vi b
Thanks to Tina whose wonderful photo of Muddy Waters on her always inspiring blog Travels and Trifles was the starting point for this copse painting that began with loose washes of watercolor and ended with a fair amount of rubbing to create the finished piece, hence the title of today’s post.

copse iii

copse i
At the same time, using the same palette of watercolors on my wet white porcelain tile a somewhat more abstract copse began to appear, as the drying paint was scraped and rubbed.

copse vii

copse ii

Thanks Tina and also Debi whose Creative Zone for Making Art inspires me every day.


  1. these are so fascinating.
    And the very final image is so moody… I like it! Your featured image I see you have handled and resolved SO WELL! They all have a wonderful air of mystery to them. Enchanting.
    and, Thank you, Andrew for your compliment. cheers, Debi ๐Ÿ™‚

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