My Sunday afternoon working with the things I love best: Cooking and painting. The music is on with my favourite playlist, a soothing reminder of precious happy times. The vision of the storm on one of my beach walks was faintly laid out on the paper. A first wash of Indigo and a touch of French Ultramarine gently washed over the page.
While waiting for it to dry and thinking of what to do next, I prepared the ingredients for Spring Rolls. It took much longer than throwing the first wash on the page, yet as soon as I finished the first batch. Back to work on the second wash still with the same palette but added a bit more value and texture
The oil was hot enough on low heat to start dropping the rolls in the shallow frypan then started to roll the second batch, the rolling procedure took enough time for the paper to dry. While the frypan sizzling and the aroma starting to permeate the house and slowly spreading out to the back garden over the neighbour’s fence.
I dived back into my watercolour adding more drama and a light touch of Crimson . This is the dangerous time when I could be totally absorbed in the details of the scene and let the spring rolls burnt! Thank goodness it’s not today. Finally, after another batch of rolling, frying then after washing and cleaning I managed to finish my watercolour as the spring rolls were cooling down, my artwork came to a final step. A tasty morsel to share with friends and quite a satisfactory “Storm on the bay”