Friday, November 21, 2008
This painting was done using razor blades/black indio ink and watercolor washes. Susan Roper saw the technique used in an AAG demo and was so excited about it that she encouraged a whole group to try it in the workshop group. Using a Roper reference photo, the lines, doors, windows, etc., are all done with the razor blade and ink. Using gloves to work with the permanent ink, you dip the blade in ink and place the lines on the page. Mine was the least attractive of those completed during the workshop, but it was truly exciting to work "free hand" on blank paper. After ink was dried, the w/c wash was done. I'm quite pleased with the results and the adventure!