Category Archives: ink

Inkism 5

Another in a series inspired by Asian art. I created three counterpoints in this piece. In terms of the composition, there are back to front and side to side elements. The third counterpoint is between the monochrome gray/black and the splash of red. In putting all of these elements into the image, I hoped to use broad, simple strokes to create a rather complex and engaging image.

Standard prints, canvas, metallic, and other options available here


Projection 7

Ink and watercolor washes plus some graphite pencil work on paper. As I have mentioned before, the process of creating these pieces is often driven by how the water, ink, and color react to each other. And the result is open to the interpretation of the viewer. Is it a map, a microscopic landscape of some sort, or something else?

See it with the other Projection pieces here.


Projection 6

Like the other pieces in the Projection series, this one was created with ink washes, watercolors, and graphite on paper. The photo was enhanced using Lightroom and Photoshop. The notion of “projection” indicates both the manifestation of an image and an invitation to the the viewer to offer her/his own interpretation.

Canvas, paper, and metallic reproductions available at Fine Art America


Inkism 2

This piece is primarily digital. The foreground in black was created, after much experimentation, using a drawing program. The background is composed of ink washes on paper, then altered digitally. The inspiration is the simple elegance of Asian calligraphy, but it is fully abstract and not calligraphy.

Prints of this in various sizes and formats (canvas, framed paper, metal) are available here.


Topographical 2

Not quite like the other “topographical” but still looks a bit like a map with different colored sections and lines and “avenues” of movement. This was created with ink and ink washes on heavy stock paper that had been scored with a sharp instrument. Then, in Lightroom and Photoshop, I worked to bring out the colors and enhance the contrast. The grainy surface is the result of how the ink interacted with the paper.

Prints available at Fine Art America.