Having had a dabble with some paint I went back to the Chessmen.
I decided that part of the problem was the binding I was trying to use.
I liked the square motif that the binding strips left but was struggling with the way they cut into the text. So rethink, keep the squares and ditch the binding.
I used text I'd already written out and the charcoal drawings to make a tiny mock up of a meander book.
I'm going to try using acrylic and see if I can apply some of the colour mixing from last week.