Thursday, August 2, 2012

what I don't know

Morning Departure
ink and watercolor wash on Arches cold pressed paper
5.5 x 7.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Most of the time I am perfectly content staying with a process or media that I know well.  But every once in a while, I like to mix things up a bit and try something beyond my comfort zone, just to see what will happen. This was one of those times. Experimenting with a quick ink sketch and filling in with watercolor wash. The image is inspired by the marshes of Edisto Island, SC, taken from a photo snapped as we were leaving the island this past spring.

8 comments:

Carolyn said...

Generally I make a quick sketch in pencil under watercolor, but have never tried this in ink. I think I will try it out.

Laura Moore said...

Gorgeous work just going with the flow of the colours and what you felt. Lovely and expressive. Wish I could be that free.

Jennifer Edwards said...

Hmmm...well, it looks to me like you know exactly what you're doing, Ann! Simply beautiful!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Wowza! Love everything about this piece, Ann. I'd say you know quite a bit :) Stunning!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think this is fabulous and I often try this myself. You are much more successful though!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lovely bright colours :D

debra morris said...

Lovely Ann, its always good to get out of your comfort zone once in a while, might have to try myself, I've bought the ink pens but got no further

meegan said...

a beautiful and successful experiment! love the colours.

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