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 colors under 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 inks are listed by their primary color below,
or on the page: SHIMMER INKS is (under construction).
Note: Blackstone is no longer making inks, whether this is a temporary stop due to Covid or a permanent one we are not sure. Nemosine is discontinued,
but Josh is now making inks with his brother Nick at Birmingham!
Regarding Birmingham inks, you will note that I have some marked as “OLD”;
these are from the old line, and will be next to the new formula.
INKS BY COLOR, BELOW
**Pages below are also underconstruction but will post soon!**
BLUE (PRIMARY COLOR INTO TURQUOISE / TEAL)
Check out either side of blue into the greens and into the purples.
YELLOW (PRIMARY COLOR INTO GOLD)
ORANGE (AND INTO RED-ORANGE AND RUST)
BROWN (INTO GOLDS AND RUSTS)
RED (PRIMARY COLOR)
GREY, with soluble BLACKS
Note: 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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