NOTE: The journals I am using to swab are
NOT the lovely Hahnemühle journals!
Be very clear, as I am such a fan of
Hahnemuhle Journals and paper —
but I am not using them for swabbing,
NOT my best journals!
I have several fairly awful
Fabriano watercolor journals that
pill, fall apart, and are unsuitable for watercolors,
and I decided to use these for my watercolor
and ink swatch books.
Unfortunately, they have even bled through
in my ink swatches a couple of times.
I decided to place all my bottled inks on this page. If I have blogged about the inks
(a slow process and a labor of love for me) you can see that as the inks will be shown
in the long images versus the shorter images (example above).
Ink images can take the form of any of the above before being posted in a blog.
Shimmer and sheening inks are listed by their primary color below,
or on the page: INKS as Shimmer and Sheening (under construction).
BLUE (PRIMARY COLOR INTO TURQUOISE / TEAL)
GREEN (TEAL INTO EMERALD INTO GREEN/GOLD OR WARM GREENS)
YELLOW (PRIMARY COLOR INTO GOLD)
ORANGE (ALSO RUST)
RED (PRIMARY COLOR)
BROWN (SEE GOLDS AND RUSTS ABOVE)
GREY, with the one soluble BLACK I own.
Note that there are sometimes two images for the same grey when not reviewed
as greys are so changeable with water and light in ink painting.
Also, greys are chosen based on their name (charcoal, pencil, or graphite or grey)
or by pigment, which means I put them into the lineup because they can be
used as a grey from a painterly point of view..
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