Oh man, I am in heaven with this ink and these paints! I've been shirking everything else I should be doing. I have also been relaxing---which is where the 'nod' comes in. This has been a year of intense activity and I'm just decompressing. I had to. This afternoon, I'm starting my Christmas shopping. And not a moment to lose!
Here are two sketches. The red and white camellias in a glass vase are from my garden. I used a dip pen with green Higgins drawing ink and my fabulous, lovely Schmincke paints on Arches hot pressed watercolor paper. I've added Daniel Smith Verditer blue to the mix. It's a winner.
Yesterday, I used a bamboo pen and Higgins india ink to draw a vignette from my kitchen. This medium is as close as you can get to painting, while still drawing.
While the children are nestled all snug in their beds, MY vision of sugarplums will be Schmincke and inky pens. Santa baby, are you there?