|Before . . .|
Here is the now (hopefully) completed painting.
|. . . After|
|Up close and personal with the line work (above and below)|
First, I had ordered what I thought were the acrylic inks, which turned out to be India ink instead.
Then I spilled some of the ink, fortunately inside a plastic tub even though I managed to spill some of that onto another painting on the table and the floor!
Since obviously I didn’t have all of the caps tight on the bottles, some of the blue ink which spilled all over spilled into the yellow ink container – so now I have no yellow but a really brilliant color of green!!!
Then I couldn’t decide whether I should go with my first idea, outline some of the bubbles, etc. with line work, so the painting sat for a while.
Once finished, I wondered whether these inks would be lightfast. According to the Dick Blick website they are, so guess I’m safe! Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks offer powerful color in a convenient dropper-stopper glass bottle. These highly pigmented India inks not only remain lightfast and permanent, but are also totally waterproof when dry. They adhere to nearly all surfaces and are non-clogging when used in pens.
I note that these inks now come in the eye dropper bottles – apparently for dolts like me who tend to spill things!