FURTHER SEMBLANCES – INK AND WASH SKETCHES

Still playing around with the inks and washes. I am trying to get something to work up onto a canvas. So far I feel the simplicity of the pieces just fail to maintain interest on a bigger scale. I am applying the ink with a pipette but get much more interesting lines with my broken pipettes rather than the ones supplied with the acrylic inks. The one on the right, above, was done with my broken pipette as opposed to the one supplied with the ink on the left. Although I did like the effect of mixing the different coloured inks in the lines on the image on the left , the blue is certainly a less strident colour than the black..

The style and orientation of the lines also bring their own images, such as the grid giving an urban feel on the right above.

So with another difference in orientation of the lines, a more nautical feel emerges which is then reinforced with colour.

Here, above, I`ve tried to add further textures though I dont feel that it has moved the image on much and made it more messy. So I will keep on playing. Fortunately I have a lot of discarded paintings I can work on the back of.

Other abstract painting can be found for sale on my website; grahammcquadefineart.com

3 thoughts on “FURTHER SEMBLANCES – INK AND WASH SKETCHES

    • The trouble with twigs is that they dont hold much ink so your rhythm is interrupted having to get more. For many years I used a dip pen with a large italic nib in life sessions with my Quink ink. The nib had a reservoir so flow was assured and the nib gave a good range of lines. Years of rough usage had its toll. Seeing Maggi Hambling using a dropper and teat pricked my ears up.
      So I started myself . I prefer the broken ends I have made myself and the teat can regulate the flow.
      Only trouble is, there isnt a life session I can try it out on.

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