Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pen & Ink Floral of a Lily, Evening Lily by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Today was a pen and ink day.  As I mentioned before I find it magical when the ink mixes with water and creates swirls, tones and shadows on the watercolor paper.  The deeper black ink on the pollen, along with the cross hatching and gesture mark making with the quill pen gives depth to the pendulous anthers.  The anthers, heavy with pollen are what inspired me to paint this piece.  They are waiting for a fat bubble bee to happen along...
Pen and ink allows me to be a bit more detailed,  showing more of the little marks, nicks and lines that tell a story about this evening lily, giving it a unique character.

$100.00, 12x9 pen & ink on watercolor paper. (+ 15.00 S/H anywhere in North America)

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