I have a friend called June: an ex-colleague from a previous job. It’s her birthday soon. I’ll send her a card and I thought I might decorate the envelope with some flowers and leaves.

Like this …

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Gouache is very water sensitive in that it can be reactivated easily with water. In a rainy country, that could well be a problem for my envelope. So I applied some of that spray varnish I’ve been using on my painted pebbles. I knew that it would affect the colour values but, actually, I had found on the pebbles that it enhanced the depth effect of the shading. Here it is, sprayed …

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It’s a bit sticky but hopefully less so tomorrow. I don’t need to post it until Thursday.