This coloring of the tree was tricky.. In my fabric there was a piece of silk the exact same color as the background so I took a pencil and drew some of the same shape leaves that are on the willow tree. Next the water color that was used is Derwent color blocks. The color will dry to be permanent and with heat setting. Below is a picture of my attempts at getting a color that would look good. Played quite a bit with these neat water color brushes that have a tube of water attached to them. Of course the final one chosen was a darker color. The fox needs to be the main focus so the darker color for me worked well. The other issue with water color is that it will run! You can see that on the trunk..but it also gives it some character…this was fun to do as I was able to color outside the lines.
After the testing …here is the finished “Fox and Willow”. I did send Nicola Jarvis a picture so will anxiously await her response.. I like it …but I also know we all have our own tastes! ( I might just decide to color outside the lines on the trunk of the tree also…I wonder why!)