I was inspired by Leslie of http://www.lesliepaints.wordpress.com to try a new technique of pen and ink with watercolor using a spray bottle to spread the ink a little before it dries and then paint the watercolor over it.
18 Dec 2011 4 Comments
I had a few small pieces of watercolor board left over form the larger pastels and I thought this technique was so interesting. She has two wonderful examples on her blog as well as some instructions that you may want to check out linked on my blogroll. I did these kind of on the fly today just to see how it might work. I had photographed some vases and pots around the house a while ago and decided that these two would be sufficiently simple for me to try and not get too intimidated. I think I like the little vase better. The reds of the dried flower sprigs seems to go nicely with the brown of the carved vase.