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  • Anita Bell

Inspired by Fresco

After visiting Barcelona and the Catalan Museum, I became inspired by the frescoes in Romanesque churches and went on a search for more.


There are not many left in England due to the dampness so during our annual camping trip, I managed to visit as many as I could in France and Spain.


Natural pigments would have been used on wet plaster that drew the pigments in as it dried.


I came away with a new palette and started to experiment with watercolour on paper, layered to form a collage and then embellished with stitch.


Lots of concentration was needed to draw in the outlines.






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