This watercolor painting was created using a sponge. The commercial one on a stick, which has been cut at the end for a sharp edge. The larger areas were created using the larger flat side of the sponge, the speckled parts created by dabbing the smaller flat edge, and of course the straight lines were made with the fine sharp end of the sponge. 100% Acid free paper, 190gsm, photographed up close.

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  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 5 years ago

    This would look fantastic printed on silk Kathie & used for a high quality designer dress. If I was you I would try & contact a designer this could go global, London, New York, Paris, Milan…………

  • Thanks Robin. Actually thats what I wanted to do when I left school in the 70’s, but had no idea where to start. Creating fabric designs would be my ultimate profession… idea where to start….anyone with knowledge of how to go about this would be most appreciated. xxx

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoabout 5 years ago

    Kathie hello very lovely work I like your photos too

  • Thanks so much Reynaldo, I am enjoying myself immensely with my paintings at the moment! :D

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 5 years ago

    I would start by making an approach to a designer or design house & I’d ask any fabric producer I could find in the phone book. Not that I have any experience in that area but it would be a start.
    I do know a lot about getting frustrated by not living my dream I’m pretty good at that.

  • I’ll get out the Yellow Pages tonight and see what I can find. You’re on the right track Robin, I think we have both come a long way since the early days at AW. I am learning that the secret is to enjoy myself along the way, watch out for the bumps and detours, but keep my eyes open to the unlimited possibilities along the track. I may miss a few, but I’m sure I’ll arrive happy and safely. Hugs xxx

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 5 years ago

    ohhh kathie it’s great, i love water colour, if there were more hours in the day i’d have my paints out beside my camera, and my bellydancing gear and my pruning shears and my work clothes and my kids sports gear and ……..

  • Oh thanks Jenny. My photography took over the last few years but I am moving back to a nice balance with my painting. Me too, walking shoes unused, tennis racket covered in dust and my gardening tools looking a little rusty…!!!! :D

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image and work !!! :D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 5 years ago

    AW, I never visit & I know I should but its a time issue. I think my work has matured since then but I feel I have so much more to learn & very little time to fit it all in. I should try & get a job designing T-shirts or better still get a shop & sell them myself. Oh how I wish!!

  • I pop in probably once a month or so. I was thinking of putting a list together to email a pdf slideshow of some of my work to businesses that may be interested or perhaps know someone who would be. I have one list, just keep getting distracted to send the email. OK, OOORB your mission this week, (should you decide to accept it) is to put together a list to send emails to, then let me know when you’ve completed it. :D

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 5 years ago

    Slide Show Bob from the simpsons!! You have his email? oooooh you went all techy on me kathie. A slide show is away above my head. I have been meaning to find a list of T-shirt design companies to email but never got round to it yet. Partly because I don’t want them to pinch my designs without paying me 1st. Think I’ll do a wee bit googling later today see what I find. I once tried to google ‘West Highland Terrier’ & found a porn site by mistake. Mrs ‘B’ gave me one of her looks that says ‘Yeh right, you were looking for a westie, like I’m going to believe that old chestnut’

  • Hehehe!!!! The early Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 2003, that we’ve had for years is how I export my photos to if I want to email them to show somone but they remain protected. I then highlight the photos I want, click on "share, then click on email. It then opens a window to click on “PDF Slideshow” or individual. You can adjust your size and quality of the photos you are sending. Then add the recipient. When you send photos in PDF file format, they cannot be changed or copied in any way, its a form of protection. I’ll email a sample of my work so you can see first hand how it presents.

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 5 years ago

    Didn’t know you painted too Kathie, this is lovely – puts mein mind of a large open iris :)

  • Thanks so much Paulette. I originally started taking photos for inspiration for my paintings, then the photography took over for perhaps 18 months. Now I think I have finally found a balance….LOL!

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisabout 5 years ago

    The silk print idea sure sounds great! You sure are doing some beautiful work Kathie! Who knows where it could lead!! x :o)

  • Thanks so much Marilyn….,..,I’ve got my fingers crossed! :D

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 5 years ago

    I agree with the silk print idea too. Your work is so beautiful and you should try to market it. Good luck with that. This is beautiful!!!

  • Oh thankyou Deb, so glad you like it. If anything does happen you’ll hear it first on RB. xxx

    – Kathie Nichols

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