A Breath of Spring~ ink, acrylic and sun dye on watercolour paper by Tracy Verdugo
Blogtoberfest Day 4!!
Browsing around on Pinterest this morning I came across a beautiful image by extraordinary artist Elizabeth Terhune. Her work is exquisite whether she's working in oils or inks! I love the fluidity and transparent qualities of ink and have often used black or sepia in my sketches playing with tonal qualities through washes and experimenting with line by using different implements to make experimental marks. Occasionally I've used coloured inks for drawn lines or accents on a painting but until today I hadn't experimented with them in the same way as I had with the blacks and sepias.
An Element of Surprise~ Ink, sun dye and acrylic on paper by Tracy Verdugo
Not having a huge range of colours I pulled out some sun dyes and a pthalo turquoise golden fluid acrylic as well and began to play! Oh how much fun did I have!
This Quiet Path~ ink, sun dye and acrylic on paper by Tracy Verdugo
There are some tricks to this and not everything was a keeper but the beauty of working on paper is that you can find the parts that are working, crop in on them and discard the rest!
The Earth Laughs in Flowers Ink, sun dye and acrylic on paper by Tracy Verdugo
Thanks to Elizabeth for the inspiration to pull out my inks and spend some time exploring...hope this post inspires all of you to do the same xox
love Tracy ♥♥♥