......posting a few more washes from this week using just white gouache and sepia ink ......on the hillside the trees are still relatively bare some houses can still just be seen before the season changes and everything vanishes again. . The initial washes above show two different view points exploring different application of ink and gouache.
one of my aims this year is to paint outside as much as possible ..... the views are complex so I hope continiously sketching will help ....posting a couple of quick small plein air skeches of vineyards I made earlier in the week .
Maggie has prompted me to carry on exploring with ink and washes when she asked if i was going to add ink marks to my last wash . Here is a recent bright watercolour wash which I randomly wet the surface of and just poured ink on ....a few drips formed they reminded me of the tall lombardy popular trees..I liked how the ink pigment sedimented where I added extra water at the top ....I could have probably added a little extra detail as it was drying.
Maggie Latham is currently posting a wonderful series of ink wash tutorials on her blog
In the spirit of the award I'm passing the award onto 5 other bloggers . Enjoy looking at their blogs !
Sadamihttp://sadamisgraffiti.blogspot.it/ Sadami is a talented children's illustrator and fine artist who has a wonderful sense of humour ! Floriana AQUALUNGA http://rossoriso.blogspot.it/ Floriana is a member of A.I.A Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti Floriana work is so expressive . I enjoyed seeing Floriana's work at A.I.A's exhibition in Verona.
Jane Moller http://jane-truecolors.blogspot.it/ Jane who lives in Milan is also a member of A.I.A Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti . I'm enjoying watching Jane's new journey with oils unfold . Her watercolours are very "vivace" and use colour is wonderful. Christinahttp://cristinaswatercolors.blogspot.it/ Christina who is another Italian watercolourist is currently busy preparing her first solo exhibition in Verona ...good luck "in bucca al lupo" Christina !