Sunday, August 30, 2015

Morning on Race Street, Perkasie

pencil, pen and ink wash 6.75"x8.5"

I've loved working in pen and ink wash for a long time now, but am new to using masking fluid. I ordered some stuff called "Incredible White Mask", and tried too my first effort with it as just an experiment. I had special fun with using the mask for all the telephone and electric lines in this sunlight scene. 

As usually happens with my pen and inks, the first day had me painting with very light tones, but by the end my darks got very dark (this took me three mornings). I don't plan that; it just seems to happen. I'm hoping there is still a good feeling of backlighting from strong sunlight. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Perkasie from Cemetery Hill

pencil, pen and ink wash and gouache 6.25"x12"