Jeans Magnolia by Val Spayne

Inktense pencil and W/N watercolour
ACM Watercolour Paper 11.5ins x 9ins
In Top Ten….Painted or sketch flower….Fabulous Flowers
Featured in Flower Works

An old lady [she was 98] gave me an unused linen bound sketch book she said she had had for a long time! It is Winsor and Newton A.C.M. watercolour paper Series W with 30 leaves. The book is priced 2s 10d [UK went decimal in 1971]
I have been reluctant to use it but she said she hoped I would enjoy it so I took it along to a sketching day. What a surprise ,the paper is very thin and takes lots of water without buckling!!! I would appreciate it if anyone has more information about this paper.

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  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 2 years ago

    NOW seriously, my Friend…how do you do this??!!! Delicate and lovely!!

  • I was given this sketch book Sal. I know its at least 42 years old possibly older. Decided to use it on my sketching day as it was small and I had to carry everything on my Vespa. but I`d like to know more about the paper. Sprayed the paper with water and use inktense pencils. A bit of an experiment….. had a great day…..trees full of blossom.

    – Val Spayne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful! I have a set of Inktense pencils but really haven’t used them yet. This just might inspire me to give them a try soon. :)

    A Vespa, huh? You’re a girl after my own heart….I use to have a little Honda 90 years ago. What fun!

  • Inktense pencils are a lot cleaner to use than the blocks Marsha. I`m still experimenting with them.
    I`ve had all sorts of bikes……we were obviously both born to be wild!

    – Val Spayne

  • Marriet
    Marrietalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you kindly Marriet.

    – Val Spayne

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 2 years ago

    Val you are sooo talented. I would love a scooter. Jack would never see me I would be off with my camera. lol.

  • Lol !..I don`t have a car so would be lost without it. It`s amazing how much stuff you can carry. Nice to have you visit as always.

    – Val Spayne

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesalmost 2 years ago

    This is absolutely beautiful Val, and what a lovely story. She would be proud of you. I love the colours and I love that transparent wax paper quality. If you find out anything else about the paper, I’d like to know please.

  • Thanks Jacki……still looking for info. Found an archive where the paper was used in the 1920`s but little else.

    – Val Spayne

  • aprilann
    aprilannalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful job!
    May 31, 2013
    Click on the banner to congratulate all of the Top Ten Winners.

  • Thank you so very much aprilann :)

    – Val Spayne

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 2 years ago

    It is beyond me how you create such Magic , a beautiful delicate hand with watercolour to die for , simply inspired Val , Jeans Magnolia is up there with your very Best .. Wow

  • Thanks for the Wow Paul. I`m still researching this very old Winsor and Newton paper I have used. A friend has sent me a link to their archives and history……wish me luck.

    – Val Spayne

  • Cynthia Harris
    Cynthia Harrisover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous work! Your work is beautiful Val – I would love to see them in Flower Works.

  • Thank you Cynthia I`d be delighted to add to your group. thank you so much.

    – Val Spayne

  • Cynthia Harris
    Cynthia Harrisover 1 year ago

  • Thrilled………………..thank you Cynthia

    – Val Spayne

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 1 year ago

    What a stunning piece if work Val . . Love it . . .x

  • So pleased you like this Teresa. Thanks :)

    – Val Spayne

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