I'm having fun with this - getting carried away with backgrounds.
Of course I'm using my favourite Fresco Finish paints.
I just love this paper, but it's too dark for the words. The luscious Claret paint is going to have to stay in its box.
Meanwhile I was also building up a background in the sketchbook.
An old book page covered with gesso to blend them in, and more paint ( the same colours but mixed on the brush so a more orange hue)
And then a wash of ink.
And repeat designs.
But I must be commercial, draw a line under all the playing and make a decision.
And I am using the phone on my camera when I play as my computer is so slow, so these pics aren't the best. But you get the gist I think.