Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pen + Wash




I've been working on some pen + wash ideas over the Easter break. It's been such a satisfying meditative thing to do. First I do the watercolours and add colour wherever it takes my fancy. Then, after they dry, I draw with the pen responding to the colour dabs. I'm trying not to think too much as I do them but often I find myself adding more colour with a pen afterwards wherever it feels bare. If you click on the image you can see them in more detail. Hope you like them. I think the bottom one is a bit Marimekko ;)

19 comments:

Amy Paul said...

Those are so very beautiful.
I really love the top one. Thanks for sharing them - I totally get that they can be very meditative. I might have to try that myself while the kiddos are slopping paint on paper!

Have a happy day.
xx Amy

P.S. I'm doing a giveaway later this week - stop by and get in!

cara. said...

these are beautiful. you are so talented!!

Emjie said...

These are truly lovely pieces. I can definitely sense a very organic development — like the way water streams.

gretchenmist said...

beautiful kylie~ love the combination of detail and stripes in the second one. i think the stripes are your trademark across mediums :)
nice that you had some creative meditation.

june at noon said...

They're really lovely, Kylie. I like the technique. I've been experimenting with some watercolor lately, might have to try something like this.

mizu designs said...

These are beautiful Kylie. I just love the detail in them.

Anna Bartlett said...

My favourite is the top one Kylie. I'm so impressed when an artist manages a limited colour palette so well. Lovely.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Lovely, inspring work Kylie - I really love the second one, beautiful colours. You've made me want to paint.

mieke willems said...

great work kylie! you're always up to something new again, that's nice! the last one is my favourite!

Kim said...

Great pattern work!!! thanks

caramela said...

Oh my! these are beautiful Kylie! I LOVE the first one in particular- it has such a wonderful sense of movement- I was looking through your textile week as well-(since I have been away doing donkey things..)so much goodness... I have to go back and look again!(AND you are reading two books at the same time!)I am so happy I am back here! Thank you so much for sharing all these!
Annamaria xx

Izabela said...

they are really great! I love experimenting, I would really love to be able tp have so many ideas about the color but that is the hardest thing for me to do... maybe one day I will get better

I so love how your blogging inspire me to new things, thanks for that

xxx

lisa stubbs said...

Love them, they're beautiful and spontaneous!

Ingrid Mida said...

Kylie,
These works are magical! They have energy and power. Well done my friend!

M* (Melanie) said...

These are stunning Kylie. So beautiful.

Blueberry Park said...

Beautiful, Kylie. Particularly love the bottom blue one

Rosalind said...

Love that top one particularly! beautiful!

ELK said...

each one is so different and has such flow to it...I am always such a fan of what you create !

lauren carney said...

whoa!
crazy bright colours!
miss kylie these are just brilliant
i adore your watercolour work!
so great!
have fun being creative! x x