Painting Without Inking

The 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge started June 1…
The idea is to begin to paint directly with no inking and no real pencil work.  (I cheat.)
If it were not Marc Holmes thang, I might not try it.
He is really one of the best teachers around.

It’s not a new idea — and I like to play with it with inks especially, like the Buddha above.
Then I am usually building shadows, going deeper with each brush of waterproof ink.

Enjoyed the portrait — but then, I rarely do them!

On the other hand, I love linework, and so, I don’t know if I’ll like this.
One thing about trying a challenge now and then is what you learn from it —
and I hope that perhaps I will learn a bit about a couple of brushes I don’t use much.
Some who lie painting this way use their daggers and liners in place of linework.

But so far, meh!

As with all challenges, I’ll do as much as I like —
I have other things I am working on and I don’t paint 24/7!

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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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2 Responses to Painting Without Inking

  1. I’m afraid that a little sneaky pencil work goes into mine as well…


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