Sunday, October 18, 2009
The North Atlantic clown fish
I've been putting my technical skills in watercolour to the test today with this little piece.
It started as a demo for the workshop on Saturday. I was creating a wild abstract background, then printing over it. This background was created with undiluted acrylic inks then white block printing ink on the capelin over that. The print didn't come out as crisp as I wanted it and I was going to abandon it. However, I started to play around with the print. As its waterbased prining ink, I could fairly easily lift portions of it up but not disturb the acrylic ink layer beneath.
Thus the North Atlantic clown fish was born.
This one is about 4 x 12 inches on 90lb watercolour paper.