Because life has been a bit tense of late ( bad news about health of my step son. etc... I was ready for downtime and some fabric painting.) I am able to take a full set of Tsukineko inks and markers with me in a small plastic case. heres how I travel with them... even internationally ... Bottled inks in a plastic case... Fantastix applicators divided in small plastic bags in low to high numeric range. Pretty simple plan... easy enough to pull out the needed fantastic and inks as needed.
I needed to paint some small fun things as relaxation therapy. First up a playful beagle. He made me smile.
Then a small bird .. this time not painted on white fabric but a pale soft green batik. As long as the base fabric is a light value... these transparent inks can completely change color and value.
..After being here a couple of sweet relaxing days.... I am ready to work on a more complex project.
While I seldom do this... this time I am doing a smaller painting before tackling my large project of the same subject. I do this when 1) the ultimate piece is pretty important to me, and 2) I want to discover where the bumps in the road will be and maybe how to solve them before I embark on a really large project.
The subject : a barn owl in flight.... here's the early start - up close.
(c) patt blair
This will be a long width, short length composition... Plenty of time invested... close to the end of the learning process. Time to let my eyes rest before I make a really big mistake.
(c) patt blair
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