Today I decided to tackle the inks again. I’m learning to work with it focusing on the softness they can achieve rather than the contrasts. This is something I was doing on a level; trying to create sharper/bolder contrasts.
After finishing this landscape, and doing a lot of mark-making scribbles on a separate page, I realised that what I like most about ink paintings is the softness that comes up in places/ can be achieved (think for e.g. the ink and watercolour pieces by Pablo S. Herrero, or this kind of softness! – sorry I don’t know who the artist is).
Tbh I found the softness in the marks I wasn’t trying to make, so I decided my next painting would be an attempt at learning to create the softness. I thought a cloud study would be good for this.
The last painting I have to show you was just for fun and also an excuse to use and experiment with the spritzer and also the blue india ink (which I used over the black sky in the first painting) . I’m not sure if its because I’m using normal water or if the ink is really old but it kind of separates as its drying and looks purple-ey-blue in areas. Can’t say I’m not happy about the variation but I do wish I knew what caused it.
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