I love wreaths and in fact still have my Christmas one (artificial) hanging on the inside of my kitchen door! I see gorgeous autumn and Spring ones and love the rustic, natural look of them all. When I go onto Pinterest I heart loads of them as they are so appealing to me.
With Christmas coming this is a great excuse to get all those gorgeous colours and shapes of holly, mistletoe and poinsettia woven together in a magical painted wreath.
I researched images on the internet and printed some off a couple of weeks ago and then spent a quiet evening drawing them into my sketchbook and shading the holly leaves.
Once I had drawn these elements freehand to get my “stamp” onto them I traced them and then transferred them carefully onto a larger piece of watercolour paper – overlapping and intertwining them as I went to create the wreath.
I am looking forward to starting to paint this tomorrow – watch this space.