Thursday, March 7, 2013

INKY LANDSCAPES, A LA MAGGIE LATHAM



Maggie Latham has some interesting posts right now on her blog - she's sharing how she uses inks with watercolor:  not in the traditional way of using the ink as a drawing tool and then coloring in with watercolors, but using the inks as watercolor. 


Get out your India Ink and brushes and try it.  I actually accomplished a couple paintings this way that I like!  They are both small studies (7.5" x 11").  I put down the ink first on damp paper in No. 1 and then washes of Azo Yellow + Prussian Blue.  In No. 2, I put down the ink after the watercolor washes.




17 comments:

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

ooooh, I like these! more please.

BTW, I couldn't get to the Maggie Latham link. :(

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

OH I especially love that first one Rhonda, it has a mysterious, kind of mystical feeling to it, reminds me of Chinese traditional paintings, very very beautiful!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Thank you for sharing, Rhonda. The ink creates a really nice effect.

Maggie Latham said...

Wow, Rhonda...these are awesome! Ink takes some controlling, doesn't it (lol). I'll have a new tutorial post up over the weekend...waiting for washes to dry right now.... Can't wait to see one of your crows in ink with watercolour.

Maggie Latham said...

Rhonda, posted a link to this blog post on my FB page...hope that was OK.

Vandy said...

These are wonderfully dramatic, Rhonda.

As soon as my exhibition is done I'm looking forward to getting back into the studio to play around with art materials again. I'll definitely be going through Maggie's exercises.

RH Carpenter said...

Carol, I redid the link - it should work now - must have left out one letter or something.

Teresa, thanks!

Christiane, thank you :)

Maggie, I love your cave painting ink painting - and yes, I must do a crow this way! Of course, you can post this to other sites or your FB, no problems.

jgr said...

Rhonda, these are GREAT! The first one reminds me of Maggie's work. Thanks for sharing the info.

JANE MINTER said...

hope to see more rhonda ...like your new profile :) ...maggie's tutorials are excellent

CrimsonLeaves said...

Nice work, Rhonda!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Vandy and Jane! I do like the first one the best - I just let the ink and paint do their things and it turned out. Vandy, best of luck with your show!!!

Thanks, Jane and Sherry :)

Jane said...

Oooh, I love the first one. Try it with watercolor or acrylic inks.

Kevin Neal said...

I like the top one. Nice work.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jane and Kevin. I prefer the top one, too - more soft lines and mysterious intent :)

renate said...

Hello Rhonda:) They both are beautiful! Big surprise to see the outcome. The first one is beautiful dramatic. Well done Rhonda!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Renate - it was fun to try to add ink into watercolors, making for a more muted work.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

This does look like fun. Really like the first image. Has a lot of motion.