Process Ink Painting, Blooms

Above, I simple use a Pentel Aquash waterbrush filled with water,
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook to try inkpainting a peach.
I am trying to get the hang of not always ending up with “blooms” or dark edges.


I used a small waterbrush and did not squeeze — so no excess water was released —
and gently smoothed out the edge on the darker peach above.

SUCCESS!

My model, above, Sweet Sue peaches from Bairds orchards…
I don’t know what brings us more joy, peaches or berries.
Or hot Sugar Chilies.

In a Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Book, I tried again, a full sketch.
Robert Oster Peach ink for the undertones, with  Robert Oster Royal Red ink as the second coats.  I regret mixing Monteverde Moonstone ink with the red only because I forgot it has a bit of moonstone ground into it and that built up along the edges!  Gads!

See all the dark lines at the edges?  That is what I want to soften!
(If I can’t I will go with the flow and understand this is aprt of ink painting… but must try!)

I took the tiniest waterbrush, again, and did not squeeze but gently wiped the edges until the disappeared — or enough to call it done.  The background was created using
Birmingham Pen Tarnished Nickel ink, which I don’t think is being made again yet!

I love Pentel Aquash waterbrushes, and buy them in the packs from Amazon.
They keep their points longer than others I’ve tried,
and the plastic screw mechanism doesn’t disintegrate quickly.
I use them for diluted ink washes, but LOVE that I don’t have to have an
open container of water in bed with me at night!

BTW, inks are harder to tame than watercolors!

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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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