After this morning’s highly successful coot-and-chick painting, I felt on a roll and decided to go do something a bit more abstract and from-my-head. Unfortunately, this ended up a lot more time-consuming than I had anticipated. I painted from lunch ’till 10pm, with only breaks for sustenance and phonecalls, and I didn’t manage to finish it…
Here are the fruits of my labours thus far: a dip-pen inked tree, with watercolours. Still to be added: a sunset sky.
- Quink is soluble
- Dip pens are awesome!
- Combining dip pen and watercolour is a very interesting and exciting technique I should explore more
- This kind of thing is very labour-intensive, slow, pains-taking, and doesn’t really do or say anything new…
- I didn’t learn anything from this painting…
- …except that I should learn something from each painting!
That in itself was worth learning though, so I guess that made it all worthwhile. I’m going to go and crash now, you can probably tell from my inarticulateness that 8+ straight hours of concentrated painting has scrambled my brains.