For my lastInkTober entry I decided to do 2 ink paintings of the same scene using X-PressIt blending card (which I normally use with my Copic markers) on the left and Arches cold pressed watercolor paper on the right.
Sandy Allnock’s Art-Classes.com currently offers a free watercolor landscape paint-a-long and this night scene was one of the options. Artsnacks offered an Inktober bundle and in it they included a bottle of Kuretake’s Sumi Ink 60 and a paint brush. I was dying to paint with the ink so instead of using the wonderful, deep blue and purple watercolors, I mashed it up so that I could do the scene in black and white using only the ink.
Thank you for following and I hope you enjoyed InkTober 2017!
A wreath with something for everyone. I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Back in the studio today and warming up with some roses! Looking forward to trying some variation with line, layer and color. There is something wonderful about bright colors on a crisp, fresh piece of paper.
Hard to believe we are at the end of World Watercolor Month. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! There are more flowers to explore though so continues to stay tuned.
There is so much value in warming up and practicing!
Here is the 9×12 portrait of the sunflower. Lots of vibrant layers of color.
Before doing the final painting, I wanted to see if I could increase the vibrancy of the colors with more pigment, less water and a bigger brush.
Practicing the sunflower and keeping it loose!
In honor of World Watercolor Month, I am taking the Fresh Florals Watercolor class at art-classes.com with Sandy Allnock. Today I practiced my Trilliums in preparation for their portrait. It is fun and relaxing to practice different shapes and techniques – no pressure.