The Wild Horses of Mount Ainos

UPDATE: While travel may be restricted, I have recently resorted to traveling through both time and space by revisiting past photos in my archive and re-editing as my skills and taste evolve and improve. The past couple of days I have been traveling back to 2017 and my trip to Kefalonia island where I went on an expedition to Mount Ainos in search of the elusive wild horses. My expectations were low, so I was in for a real treat when, to my surprise, I came across not one but 4 herds in 4 separate locations. The text below I left as is. 
Having originally written and posted this on 24th August, 2017  I'm reposting today merely with re-edited images. 
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My Birthday Girl, a Watercolour Portrait of my Daughter and a process video

On my journey to learning watercolour, and while last week was my daughter’s birthday, I thought I would have a go at painting a portrait of her to surprise her, pleasantly I hope!

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How I got my joy of painting back and learning gouache with Lena Rivo

About a couple of years ago I was looking for an easy and practical medium that I could use when travelling in our camper, so I decided to try out gouache as it resembled acrylic and oils in its opaqueness, which I was mostly into at the time. Now, you might think watercolour would have been the most obvious choice as a travelling medium, but I was still a bit wary of watercolour, imagining it to have a huge learning curve for me and something I would find hard to tackle. Additionally, I come from a predominantly designer background so I thought gouache would suit me better.

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I made a colour chart using my Sennelier L’Aquarelle watercolours

I recently bought myself a yummy selection of Sennelier’s L’Aquarelle watercolours as I’ve become quite enamoured with this medium. (The majority of this stash of colours was a birthday gift – lucky me!!)

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