Where better to find “beige” than at the coast. From exposed rocks, to debris patterns and sand, beige is beautiful…..it gets us to focus on the patterns instead of being distracted by saturated colour. Being a beach/coast lover pruning my beige favourites to just a few was tricky (even now there are really too many), so I only looked at a small selection of my images…. otherwise I may have spent all evening choosing “beige” to share.
Floating paints or dyes on a fluid and dragging a feather or comb through creates wonderful patterns. This is the basis of marbling. At a recent bookmaking workshop some participants used paper I had marbled on the inside covers …. that was the birthplace of this workshop as some want to learn this ancient craft. What paints/dyes to use, what to use as a base so the paint does not sink…. you will learn these things at this workshop and go away with some marbled paper, envelopes, writing set, maybe a blown marbled egg, a pencil, box, handkerchief…….