Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Chinese ink and a watercolour

After my trip to the British Museum to see the Chinese ink exhibition, you all know I was inspired to try some inks.
I've continued practising - and part of the practice was "to be at one" with the subject and to try to capture its essence.
That has taken a bit of working on. You can see from these photos how I progressed.



Then I tried capturing the essence of one of my flowers from a previous post.
This is the lisianthus.
Painted on fabriano hot press.
I'm also trying out some new papers.

Did you know I like to experiment? :)

Do you think I've captured the essence of this flower? 



18 comments:

  1. Good progress with this style Pat. Did you enjoy it? Will you do more?

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  2. I'm certainly going to do more, Ann.
    I am thinking of making a combination painting, of ink techniques and something more realistic. Watch this space!

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  3. I can see that you do like to experiment and from my vantage point you always seem to have successful results. I really like these and yes I do believe you captured the essence of that flower.

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  4. I do love the bamboo done in this way, Pat.

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  5. Pat,

    These are very nice. I love the herons. And yes, I think you've captured the essence of the flower.

    xoxo

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  6. Love the bamboo and the flower, Pat! And I love to see more in this style.

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  7. You are clearly having fun doing this and it does look great !

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  8. Són molt artístiques aquestes canyes de bambú amb tinta xinesa. Felicitats.

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  9. Yes I absolutely do! And I love the bamboo! :0)

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  10. Marvellous! I like especially the first! Also I have got a chinese brush but I use it rarely...Arianna!

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  11. No cabe duda que te gusta experimentar y los resultados son excelentes. ¡Felicidades!

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  12. your experiments are inspiring! makes me want to try different styles. I like the monochromatic bamboo leaves.

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  13. Those Chinese ink exercises are fabulous..Especially those bamboos. Love them. I have no idea about what a lisianthus is. But I like the simplicity.

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  14. Yes, we know you like to experiment ... and you always leave me feeling inspired. I love this ink work Pat. ;)

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  15. Good experiment !!! Have fun with your new work is the key to success ;)

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  16. Fabulous composition, detail and washes on your flower painting. That chinese ink work looks pretty tricky to me. I bet you need lots of control.

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  17. Hello Pat:) I know, I'm a little late. I like your bamboo very much, especially the third with the bamboo on the background.
    I did bamboo too and I liked it. You did a great job! xx

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