I’ve been mail art friends with Nancy for a while. Her work (look here to see it) amazes me with its beauty and complexity, every piece I’ve ever seen. Anyway, I was inspired to try working a little bit with ink, because I’ve seen it in her work. I don’t know what kind she uses and I didn’t ask, because once the idea hit I was in a hurry to try it out. Patience is not one of my art-virtues. So I got some India ink and a pen, the kind you dip into the ink, and I started trying things out.
These little drawings were made on paper scraps with paint on them – when I am painting I often offload extra paint, when I want to change colors, on to paper or mail art backgrounds or whatever is around, because I just can’t let a drop of paint go to waste – anyway, I kind of drew around the colors to see what the pen would do.
I like spatters and irregularity so obviously I have got the technique down right away…And how can I not love this intense black? I’ve made some larger things and also tried the ink using a brush. I will show them later on.
Now, these are just little experiments, but – I see a future for this ink thing. Thanks, Nancy!