10.5" x 14" ink and watercolour on 300# Arches cold-pressed paper
This painting arose from some experimentation using ‘bleeding’ pens, which were of black ink when applied but ‘bleed’ out into surprising shades of turquoise and pinks when an inked line is touched with water. One important attribute is that, once dry, the ink is permanent and archival. Another is that its flowing ink creates a lot of the painting spontaneously, doing some of the work for you, adding the 'unexpected' and making the result much more interesting. Once the ink was dry, I added watercolour to finish this west coast Vancouver Island scene.