Colored ink applied with a flat piece of wood on mixed media paper. With this piece, I have started using a wider piece of wood that makes broader strokes. I hope this will allow me to move toward larger art, although this one is still fairly small at around 5×7 inches. In addition to the size of the strokes, I have used mixtures of ink to create blended color effects. These, as with some of the other effects on the piece, are partly unplanned. By adding inks together, I create the conditions for a blend. But how the instrument picks up the colors and consequently lays them on the paper is something that more or less just happens.
Ink applied with a flat piece of wood on watercolor paper. In pieces like this, I love how the application of the ink with a flat surface is almost always uneven, but in a way that cannot be controlled. As in other pieces, I started with a general sense of where I wanted to go, but then let each of the emerging shapes point to the next.
I have gotten some nice comments on simple paintings I have done for greeting cards. See previous post Just Look, which was done with acrylic paint. Here I’m showing some initial ideas worked up with the digital tools Art Rage and Photoshop. Small prints and postcards are available here.