A Visible Voice is the blog of artist and poet Linda H. Feinberg formerly of Manchester, New Hampshire, now in Boise, Idaho. Prints and cards may be purchased at my website store: http://www.lindafeinberg.com
I felt like working a little with pen & ink and watercolor. I had a beautiful photo from last year that I liked, but did not want to include the pond in my sketch, just the building this time. I didn't like the composition enough to actually do a larger canvas with acrylic paint, but I did enjoy doing the little sketch (9 X 12).
I used Higgins black India ink to start and a dip pen. I usually use the Micron disposable or similar pens for pen & ink work, but I wanted to try something different. I did get one big blob of ink in one spot, but since this was only a little sketch, I wasn't worried about it. I used Photoshop to get rid of the blob in the top photo. I may just use this sketch to make a couple of cards for my next local craft show. This was on Strathmore 140 Lb Cold Press paper (on a block). I also used some Derwent Inktense pencils in a few places. These are water soluble ink pencils. You can wet the paper a little, then sand down the tip of a pencil so that the particles fall into the wet area. This helps give a little texture.
This is an acrylic painting I started in the spring, then put away because I was not happy with it. I finally pulled it out and finished it, changing the color in certain places. This is also Dorrs Pond in the fall. It is a small acrylic painting (6 X 12) on a panel. The texture of the panel is different than working on a canvas. I don't think I would do a bigger piece with this type of panel. I didn't really enjoy painting on that type of surface. I have one more 11 X 14 panel in stock and I am procrastinating on painting on it. I started another 16" X 20" canvas and that is more interesting (a mountain scene). I will work on that over the weekend. I'm also trying to finish up another small painting (desert/rocks) I started in the spring and it is almost done. I will post that one next week.