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Dip Pens in a Goya Tin

Dip Pens in a Goya Tin

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Image: Dip Pens in Goya Tin, drawn first in ink with fountain pen, followed by watercolor washes, Color Scheme- Analogous with Split Complements.

The dip pen and ink led to frustration and too much ink bleed into the watercolor during the Color Scheme Game Workshop.  I can’t expect everyone to have the same passion I have for dip pens and fountain pens.

Vintage Sheaffer fountain Pen

Thanks to a student’s suggestions, I tested a fine line Sharpie marker to see if it would bleed.  It did not.  Rather than struggling with ink blops and long drying periods I’m switching to permanent markers for the half day and single day workshops.

Color Scheme Game Painting:  drawn first with fine line Sharpie marker followed by watercolor.  Color Scheme is complementary (blue and orange).