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Garlic Bulb and Anchovies Tin w/o extra text

Text adds wonderful texture and variety to my sketchbook drawings.  The finer text would bleed if I had included it with the initial drawing.  When I add fine lines, such as text, after the watercolor washes, it also has a tendency to bleed if I don’t use an extremely fine nib such as a crow quill.

Garlic Bulb, Anchovies Tin and Fine Line Text

The top image looks flat and a bit boring compared to the bottom image.

Sketchbook Drawing:  Garlic Bulb and Anchovies Tin, drawn first with fountain pen filled with Noodler’s Whaleman’s Sepia Ink, followed by watercolor washes, followed by text added using crow quill dip pen and Noodler’s Whaleman’s Sepia Ink.

Color Scheme Game throw of die determined the color scheme to be Primary Triad, a limited palette of Yellow, Red and Blue.  Additional neutrals are always permissible.

A full week of paintings and drawing all day, every day made a significant difference when painting at the Blues Jam last night.

Jim Barden, Blues Harp Player

The primary triad color scheme happened on its own.  I felt like I had crossed paths with an old friend.  Slightly neutralized yellow, red and blue make for a lovely, yet strong image.

Painting: drawn first with dip pen using Noodler’s #41 Brown (2012), followed by watercolor