understory chapter two

I am just not finished with it yet. 

Lately I've been going through my art books in preparation for my upcoming talk and weekend long mixed media painting workshop that I am teaching early next month. I am trying to break down my process so I can better communicate it to people. There are so many things I just do,  without really thinking about it. Muscle memory. Look. Feeling. My experience vocabulary is vast, but the base knowledge has been buried under all the things I have tried over the years. 

The book I was reading today was taking about tips on how to keep a travel journal, and working with limited supplies. It inspired me to paint from the same instax photo as yesterday, only this time I challenged myself to not use any ink lines.  

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This was the base. I love the texture blotting with paper towel can make! Ok, no ink lines. Just drawing with a brush and watercolour. 

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 understory chapter two, gel pen & watercolour on cold pressed paper, 7x10(in) $105 + GST, 2016

understory chapter two, gel pen & watercolour on cold pressed paper, 7x10(in) $105 + GST, 2016

 

Technically the white gel pen I used for the last bit of highlighted details  

is  ink so I did teach, but there isn't a black ink line to be found in this illustration.  I may draw this a third time. I've often wondered how my paintings would differ each time painting from the same photo. I guess I'm now in the process of finding out.