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I had to go on an emergency trip to my mothers in May which meant taking Louise’s journal with me, and only limited supplies just my watercolours.
Whenever I think of Gypsies I think of horses, the two just go together. I wasn’t sure that I would be able to draw or paint a passable horse but I had to give it a try.
I started by sketching out my idea
And painting in her face. I then realised that I would have to make the horse a bit more whimsical to fit in with the gypsy girl. I used masking fluid on her scarf to make it easier to paint. I knew that I had to have gold on it ( not sure it shows in the photos) and her. It took me a while to decide on what to do with the background. In the end I went with a very simple landscape.I then added my quote,unfortunately I don’t have a photo of finished spread (I don’t know where it went to ) I hope you like your gypsy girl Louise