Remember a little while back, I mentioned the new tool and materials I had stumbled on, the dip pen and India ink? Yes. Well, I have not forgotten about them – they’ve been following me right along as I did other things.
Let me explain. When I paint (in acrylics), I work fast and if there is paint on the brush and I want to change colors, well, the old color has got to go somewhere, and quick. Recently I’ve been using up some pads of Bristol board I had lying around for this purpose. I just brush the excess paint on a piece of the paper, not paying too much attention, as I am concentrating on the other paintings, the ones I am meaning to be doing.
Does this make any sense, or does it make me sound like a frantic multi-tasker? (Don’t tell me).
Anyway, then I started playing around with the “leftovers”. I added ink. I painted them purposefully, a little. I didn’t spend too much time focusing on them – I kind of worked on them, looking sideways, trying not to scare them.
Anyway, I’ve got a pile of them and I’ll post them in little groups. Kind of interesting to see what has emerged.
These examples are from November, 2015, and they have utilitarian titles because I didn’t expect to keep doing this kind of thing. You’ll see the ones later on have fancier names…
Anyway, here we are – experiments…