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Painting: Ink on Paper.
Watercolour ink and gold leaf on a textured watercolour paper.
Mounted in a single ivory mount.
Aperture size: 35cm x 44cm
Mounted size: 52cm x 60cm
Why I love ink:
Imagine the colour and ink dancing on the paper as you paint. This is what I see when I use ink, as it seems to have a life of its own. I don’t know whether it is freedom or fear that I feel before I embark. It can be a fast and simple process but I have to be in a certain place emotionally to accomplish what I consider to be a successful painting. There is a certain amount of control that needs to be executed, knowing how or when to place the water on the paper, how long it should be left to soak, should some be removed, etc. and then, sometimes with a little help, it is the inks turn. It is a little like a partnership working together with the ink… we both have our roles and responsibilities.