Rona2: Dandelion, Make a Wish!

I’ve always loved dandelions…

I confess to stealing this idea of a
dandelion in Gold Dust Piloncitos 1521
from my Aussie friend Shilo McClean.
I hadn’t thought of how lovely it might
look with the gold as the wish-do-dahs,
on the green/apricot base, but it is stunning!

The thing with shimmer inks is
they are hard to image… to get the
brilliant gold you have to move the
camera around with the flash, below,
though in reality they are easy
to see.  The problem with images is
that they are NOT reality,
just another representation.

I had dregs in the sample vial, which were quite grey.
I gave another go at a dandelion image using the dregs as the background,
and then dipped into
the full bottle ink for
the gold with my dip pen.
Also makes an interesting sketch, but the apricot-green base color in the ink
(very top image) is more striking, I think!
The shimmer of this ink
sits on top of the sample
vial, which is also
different from other inks!

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About dkatiepowellart

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 Rona2: Dandelion, Make a Wish!

  1. Dan Antion says:

    These are wonderful, Kate. I love dandelions.


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