Here is my take on the Week 40 Challenge - paint with three colours you don't normally use.
I went to an art opening on Sunday, at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, and I was wowed by Michelle Byrne's sculptures.
So I picked up my Schmincke masking fluid and I drew a little map of my own, heavily inspired by one of the ceramic pieces I saw at the exhibition.
I had initially set aside three browns as my three unloved colours - burnt umber, burnt sienna and raw sienna. But when it came to it, I used leftover watercolours - a mix of orangey-brown, and a bright green mix. You know me, I hate throwing away paint, so I collect leftovers in little ceramic bowls. They are great for trying new ideas or techniques out. I'll admit I love the bright green, so I'm cheating a bit. But I couldn't bear to use three browns! But the orangey-brown was so unloved that it had a thick layer of dust over it, which I had to remove before adding water!
I found a lovely green page in my sketchbook - remnants of a gelli print. I will find it hard to cover these with anything, so I might use the flap for my journaling.
I cut this square from the invite to the exhibition. The actual ceramic is round.