Thursday, 8 January 2009
Same Pond,Different Days
I've shifted back into watercolors only this time I've added ink to the mix. The India ink travels at warp speed though wet watercolors and gives an interesting sort of push pull with the media. This is one of the things I like best about watercolor: its collaborative nature (some might say uncooperative). More and more, I'm finding the key to discovering my painting style is to let go and expect to do many versions of a piece.
I experimented with different kinds of ink but found that Bombay India Ink traveled the most. My pre-mixed sumi did not budge one bit. This ink is also waterproof so I can rework layers as needed.
Others have shared their projects of multiple views of a beloved place so I thought I'd add my project too.
One of my favorite sections of the New York Times, the Science Times, published an article this week about the importance of coastal sand in learning about the health of oceans. You might find it interesting. Embedded in this post is a great slid show of beaches all over the world.