Finding ways to use up the leftover ink from the workshop
Absorbent Ho Sho paper left overnight in inky water after the workshop so that the colour wicks up the paper.
Trying various ways of using up leftover ink from the workshop on Wednesday
Trying different ways of using up the ink that was left at the end of the workshop yesterday.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay here at the Basement Gallery and feel really quite sad that this is my penultimate day. This morning I gave an artist talk – which turned into more of a conversation between friends so my nervousness quickly faded away 🙂 I pulled out all my materials, pens, brushes, papers, inks, display folders, workbooks and samples from the workshop yesterday so my work desk in the gallery looked like a bomb had gone off! It didn’t take too long to clear up afterwards and it was totally worth it. It’s always rewarding to talk to people who understand when I get excited about leaving paper overnight in the jar of used water loaded with ink to see what I get the following day.
The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm 24 November so if you haven’t visited yet and would like to then this is your last chance!
The results from leaving Japanese paper in inky water overnight and then laid flat to dry.
Rolled Japanese paper sitting in inky water left at the end of the workshop. This was given an occasional “swirl” and then left overnight before being laid flat to dry.
Pen and ink drawing titled Seaweed 005. Used as the promo image for Reef – A Fine Line solo exhibition
I will be running another pen and ink workshop at the basement gallery from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017. To register go to their facebook event page or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org The cost is $20, payable on the day.
We’ll look at the properties of different papers so that you know which papers I use, and why. I will demonstrate how I have drawn some of my images and talk about why I use particular pens. Then I will show you which acrylic inks I prefer, and talk about how they differ from other media such as watercolours, I will bring my brushes and pens for you to use, and will supply the inks for use in class so you can get a “feel” for them. Oxlades (at 49 Guthrie St, Osborne Park WA 6017) stock everything used in this class so if you decide you need some for yourself it would be worth visiting them.
The exhibition finishes on Friday 24 November. On Thursday 23rd I will be giving an artist talk starting at 10am (or just after) if you are interested in my inspiration, process or have any questions about the works.