No ... not a newly discovered avian species but an exciting paint and ink treatment that kept members enthralled at the November Club meeting. Alison Board demonstrated how to use Brusho crystals mixed with a variety of other paints, waxes and pencils.
Using a photo of a flamingo as reference, she trace-sketched a broken image outline of the subject on to a high quality watercolour paper, before applying some judiciously placed masking fluid.
This was followed by applying sprinklings of Brusho crystals and then watercolours which reacted on the paper to give beautiful vibrant colours, textures and tones.
Almost any paint or pastel can be incorporated to give an endless variety of finishes with highlights in gouache to bring the painting to life.
Alison brought along several examples of her work ranging from animals, flowers, and landscapes through to more graphic illustrations and use of more unusual techniques. If you'd like to see more, simply Google her name to find videos and further examples of her paintings.