Delphiniums

W16 7 24 PENTALIC FLOWER YELLOW 01Technically I’ve done over 30 paintings already for World Watercolor Month, which is good, because I have so much work to do in the next week I’d get behind.  None are masterpieces, but they were good experiments, which I think is a good goal for a challenge such as this.
Today I will show two more. 

Jean-Pierre Garau allowed me to use his lovely image of Delphiniums.

Jean-Pierre Garau allowed me to use his lovely image of Delphiniums.

I continue my experiments with non-waterproof inks, mixing with watercolors and then painting with them all by themselves.

In the first image I under-painted with a contrasting watercolor, then overlaid the inks after the watercolor was dry.  The inks didn’t like that much, and
my lovely wet Jinhao wanted to stop working.  I won’t do that again unless it is a dip pen. 

My pen was much happier when I let it lay down directly on paper, then used a wet brush to move the color around, and added a touch of Opera Pink in the mix.

W16 7 25 PENTALIC FLOWER 01Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Preppie Pen with De Atramentis Document ink;
Jinhao pen retrofitted with a Goulet nib and Diamine ink, and Daniel Smith watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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5 Responses to Delphiniums

  1. Lovely watercolours. Glad you here there is to be another cherished blog fest. 🙂

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    No matter what we do, we have to use our tools properly, or they complain.

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