The original design was painted in Gouache on cartridge paper for a Textile print repeat pattern when I was about 18 years old. It is based on the patterns seen by an extreme macro view of Butterflies wings.
pattern charcoal feather feathers peach wings ireland butterflies gouache irish cahill feathering orla abstract black birds
Reminds me of the wallpaper often seen in Chinese restaurants … you’re good with gouache.
Have you tried acrylic inks? I haven’t. Let me know what they are like please if you do.
Interesting artwork!!! xoxoxoxo
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