Robert Oster’s Motor Oil ink is becoming a go-to sketch ink, especially for cities. It holds a line while moving with water. The heavenly brown-green with undertones of orange is such a cool color!
Like a dark mushroom,
or yup, an oil slick.
Next morning I was
up before Mitchell.
sketched the very
boring parking lot.
That little bit of purple
is our Toyota.
Without the new colors
in my Da Vinci travel pans
I would not have
painted the hotel onsite
(tho finished at home):
Davey’s Grey especially,
not my normal color,
but finding it an
interesting mixing color.
Six new colors…
I almost didn’t buy the Da Vinci Mauve because I hated the mauve of the 80’s… but this is their purple… and it is purple, not that insipid grey-pinky-purple that is a result of mixing a lot of wrong colors! It will not be my favorite purple though. I’ll stick with Daniel Smith’s Imperial Purple, and I love the new Holbein’s Permanent Violet.
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, though the paint samples are in
Hahnemühle D & S Sketchbook, which is why I talk about trying them in a better journal…
Jinhao with Goulet 1.1 stub nib and Super5 Frankfurt,
Pilot Metropolitan with Super5 Frankfurt ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Robert Oster’s Motor Oil ink, Da Vinci watercolors.
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