Pink Flowers: Wet in Wet, and Inked

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2019-05-07-pink-flowers-wash-and-ink-006-final

Intro

We practiced two new techniques with this painting:

  1. soaking paper, and applying gooey paint
  2. using a brush pen to ink the outlines when dry

This was huge fun, and I think I’ve found a style I really like doing. The painting is extremely fast, and the inking is fun after the painting and paper are completely dry. The tough part is it takes a long time for the paper to completely dry, even when helped along with a hair dryer.

Wet

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2019-05-07-pink-flowers-wash-and-ink-001-wet

The wet image shows how the paint just spreads and spreads. I went so fast through this that I completely forgot to take a picture of the beginning, middle and end stages of this.

Dry

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2019-05-07-pink-flowers-wash-and-ink-002-dry

This is how the painting looks when dried down a lot. It’s still nondescript, but you can still sort of tell what’s coming.

Extra Values

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2019-05-07-pink-flowers-wash-and-ink-003-extra-values

I put some deeper values into the painting to give it more depth and pop.

Inked

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2019-05-07-pink-flowers-wash-and-ink-005-inked-signed

Here is the painting a week later, with ink applied (and signed).

Final

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2019-05-07-pink-flowers-wash-and-ink-006-final

The final image.

Materials

Paper

  • Arches 140lb cold press block, 9×14

Paint

  • Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue
  • Winsor Newton Aureolin
  • Winsor Newton Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Winsor Newton Sap Green
  • Winsor Newton New Gamboge
  • Daniel Smith Quin Burnt Orange

Brushes

  • Dreamcatcher round #10

Ink

  • Tombow brush marker, black

Conclusion

My sister-in-law was up and fell in love with this painting and the next, so I gave them to her. Thanks for your support and love, Marilyn!