Ink and watercolor pencil on hot pressed Lana
7 x 10 inches

Continuing with my medium experiments, I've mixed my Lamy ink with watercolor pencil to see how the bleed works. The binder in the watercolor pencil gives a particular resistance that's a little unpredictable. The stain from the bleeding ink has a mind of its own so is also unpredictable. Those qualities of the binder and bleeding, though, are what make this coloration workable.

While it was fun to copy oils with watercolor pencil, I am already longing for the sophisticated personality of my M. Graham and Daniel Smith tube paints.

Still, this little piece is so much like the crayon stuff I made as a child, I recognize familiar territory that's definitely worth pursuing.


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RHCarpenter said...

I like the freshness of the colors in this one and am glad you're still experimenting to see what works best. I'm sure your students will benefit from your studies :)

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Some fun playing around with the mediums...and I do like the colors here and the spontaneity. It is such good practice to experiment and to discover some looseness in different mediums.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Very nice. ! Good job!