Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Hint of Storm

India ink is one of my new fave things.  I've never really painted before so I don't know any "official" way to manipulate ink or watercolors.  But, that didn't stop me from going to town sweeping big brushfuls around onto watercolor paper to see what happens.  My intention is to cut the papers up and roll them into beads.  I'm so excited by these color mixes and the unplanned but but completely awesome drips and blends that it might be hard to slice them apart.  But, then I reminded myself that I can make more...as long as there's a sale on paper and ink at Hobby Lobby...haaaaaaaaaaa  Oh, and this post got its name when I showed these to Curt and he commented that this one looked like "a rainbow with a hint of storm."  My very non-artsy-craftsy husband came up with such a lovely, descriptive thought...what a sweetie. :)
I love this yellow and orange piece...brings saffron to mind.  
And this big mix of sunset reds, pinks, oranges, and golds...luscious!
Whooo hooooo....have a colorifically wonderful day!

8 comments:

  1. Yowza! That is a ton of fun color! I can't wait to see what you do with this Jen. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  2. Ooooh,love that gold one! Looking forward to seeing what you do with these.

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  3. These are beautiful spashes of colour. I hope you do make beads as I think they would be wonderful. A 'hint of storm' is such a poetic phase. Love that.

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  4. Oooooooooooh pretty - I especially love that last one with all that pink and orange!!!

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  5. I love this. Wish I were there playing with color, too! Can't wait to see your beads.

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  6. You would so love dyeing silk scarves, same type of gratification. Check 'em out at Dharma Trading Company. I love the rasberry/orange one. :)

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  7. Wonderful, wonderful colors! I love the last one.

    courtney of beads by breul

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  8. These are wonderful! I'm not familiar with India ink but I am definitely interested now. "Saffron" - perfect color description. Can't wait to see the finished beads!

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