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Monday, October 19, 2009

Wet sketches

091019a Wet Fish Thought I’d try out wetting the paper after using Quink ink to paint this fish. What better medium than watercolour to convey the blurriness of an object under water! The ink pigment blooms like tiny coral branches out of the painting where the spray diffuser landed most heavily.

Here the rear end of the painting was wetted only, creating a perspective blurring of the back end of the shoal.

Okay, Hockney has been there and done this in oils, but watercolour is a natural medium for such optical experimenting, though far less predictable, of course! Quink ink on Khadi handmade paper.

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