I was playing (oh yes, more playing) with gold paint this week, and pondering what the scribes of old would have made of modern materials. It still seems that nothing matches the brilliance of real gold, but the muted shine of gold gouache or gold acrylic does have an appeal, as do the gentler colours of watercolour. My experimenting with materials was made more fun by the introduction of some creatures - i'm no artist but I was please with these cheery little fellows.
Cat on the right is Talens gouache, the birds are W&N gouache, and the blue cat is real gold laid on Miniatu
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.