thinking ink…

Having fallen behind with posts last couple of months, I’ve a fair bit of catching up to do. These are my latest playing around pieces, with inks, carried out in a rather cold studio this month.

The first two below also use paint pens, ink pencil and acrylic paint.

Untitled. © Mari French 2016

Untitled. © Mari French 2016

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Untitled. © Mari French 2016

I already use acrylic ink in liquid, pencil and block form in my mixed-media pieces, but I bought a few of the new Muted range of Liquitex acrylic inks recently and enjoyed experimenting with them. I did find that, for me, the muted ‘grey’ (purple really) and the muted violet (purple) need to be combined with other colours to bring out their beauty, but they’ve increased my arsenal so I’m happy. I also got the muted turquoise, which isn’t that muted and a bit garish for me, but never mind.

Winter, saltmarsh. © Mari French 2016

Winter, saltmarsh. © Mari French 2016

Oh, and they also mix successfully with acrylic paint too.

loosening up…

Broken Boundary, acrylic/ink on canvas board. Mari French. 2015

Broken Boundary, acrylic/ink on canvas board. Mari French. 2015

 

I was recently invited to write a guest piece for Chris Sturm’s engaging blog ‘Planet Chroma’. This was my first time as a guest blogger and I decided to write a piece about techniques I use for loosening up in my painting practice, which I get asked about a lot.

Planet Chroma is a blog for painters, full of interesting and practical information on use of pigments, materials, colour mixing etc. You can read my post on the link below and do check out a few of Chris’s own posts while you’re there.

Planet Chroma blog