Saturday, January 31, 2009

experimenting with brush and ink


I've hit the creative wall, or maybe I should say the anti-creative wall. When I sit down to work, it all seems stale. I need to branch out, try some new techniques, use new tools. So I am trying to work out a new possible series of collages that involve ink silhouettes. I am painting birds and flowers with brush and ink. Not so easy. I am now trying to figure out by trial and error which is the best brush to use for ink painting. And paper. Most bleed. I'll try Bristol board next, I think that will be a good choice.

If anyone reading this has any tips or ideas, I am all ears! And you can see my desk- it is always a mess, just like this. The table is 5' long and 2.5' deep and I have a work are of about 15" x 12". How does this happen??

4 comments:

Karen Mowrey said...

I so love the look of these though. I have seen several on old book pages that I absolutely love...but they are very thin. I wonder if coating the page with a matte gel medium would help?

Kathy2eggs said...

I love silhouettes so keep trying and let me know when you get the technique down pat....sorry I can't help you out with any tips.

Carmi said...

I love that you are painting these! I plan on working on some ideas on my computer...altough I think that will be cheating...

L'Hélène said...

I love these!

Tell me, which paper worked best? And what kind of ink is this?