So many inspirations and so little time to express them. I’m hoping to paint the bakelite belt buckles later today or tomorrow. I acquired them the same day I acquired the bronze totems of the alligator and lizard. They sit atop my dresser and beckon, yet I ignore them. The quotidian tasks steal me away from my passions.
Yesterday my monthly package of ink samples from Goulet Pen Ink Drops arrived. In it were three highlighter inks, a “ghost ink”, an amazing mini blacklight to view the invisible ghost ink, and a Preppy Highlighter Pen to fill with one of the inks. The ink tests will be posted on my Creative Color Blog tomorrow. I let the ink tests dry overnight before applying washes.
When the rain stopped and I set up my chair beside the hollyhocks at the back door, I couldn’t resist mixing in the Noodler’s Dragon Catfish Pink ink with the permanent magenta in the blossoms. I did resist the urge to use the Noodler’s Dragon Cat Green ink. I prefer mixing my greens with yellows and blues.
Painting of Hollyhocks: drawn first with Noodler’s Flex Fountain Pen filled with Noodler’s Marine Green Ink, followed by washes of watercolor and Noodler’s Dragon Catfish Pink ink.