A loose-style study of a piece of driftwood. Original has been done in Indian Inks, watercolours and wax crayon on Bockingford Watercolour paper.

I created this original piece when I was about 18 or 19 years old while at art college. We weren’t allowed to use any brushes in this work. We just let inks and water-colours flow on the page and just control the direction of the flow by tilting the paper up and down with our hands while looking at a piece of driftwood on the table. When it was dry I then finished it by adding some extra texturing using wax crayon.

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  • Featured in: Doodle Do – 31st March 2009.
  • Featured in: Alphabet Soup (letter D) – 30th January 2010.

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  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateover 5 years ago

    Ooohhhhhh, this is just so beautiful Orla!!!! I could definitely picture this hanging on my wall!!!

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateover 5 years ago

    Oh, yes I remember doing that in college…..I was terrible at it!! I don’t think I even kept mine….yours is brilliant!!!

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Lovely!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

  • DavidBaddeley
    DavidBaddeleyover 5 years ago

    I love this, it reminds me of a park I used to go to when I was young.

  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnoveabout 5 years ago

    This is interesting

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 4 years ago

    30th January 2010

    Don’t forget to enter the best of “D” challenge

    Great image Orla.

    David xx

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