Sumi ink, gum arabic, acrylic paint on Arches Textwove 5x7
Start with a piece of Arches Textwove
(a very forgiving paper, takes abuse)
make random marks with gum arabic
let dry completely
repeat with sumi ink
let dry just a couple of minutes
run paper under water
scrub away gum arabic with your finger
The sumi ink does something wonderful
right there on your paper!
I tore a piece of the sink art paper
long with a piece of black paper
staggered them to make it look like
the pear is shadowed
a splash of red were added for a bit of punch
the stem and leaves were cut out
using a scissors
mounted on canvas board.
I like the contrast of black and white
with just a smidge of red
cool n'est pas?
We had a glorious week,
temps in the 60's
the dingy snow piles
along with my cares
oh no! It snowed!
Temps back just below 30
It's easy to get spoiled, isn't it?