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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The snow mixed with the stars

Still on the subject of arborial landscapes, I bought some white Winsor & Newton ink lunchtime from Cass arts in London’s Berwick Street. It comes in an old-fashioned trapezium-shaped bottle and sits inside a packaging design that seems to have remained unchanged since I first saw it at college when I was 17. Experimenting with stages between undiluted and very diluted, it was a joy to use the white ink on my black sketch pad, watching the pigment sink in and lighten as it dried. The result on such paper inevitably has a nocturnal feel about it, but I’m not complaining. Those birds are up late.

1 comment:

  1. Peter! This is enchanting!
    You make me want to run out to the art store
    and get some white ink & black paper.
    But I can't take my eyes off your art!
    Thank you for sharing such a creative, honest
    art piece.
    This is what I hope to find as I "blog surf."
    What a song..