Friday, March 1, 2013
The Wayward Thistle
Yesterday I was mixing acrylic inks for a watercolor demonstration and was cleaning my brushes on a scrap piece of watercolor paper. I began to see a painting in the abstract shapes and went on to develop it into this...what I call "The Wayward Thistle" because I feel it resembles a thistle plant. I love working with acrylic inks - they are so beautifully intense and are wonderful for pouring, which I will be doing in the demonstration. Because they are permanent once they are dry, you can paint over the color areas and don't have to worry about the paint lifting.