Tulips in a Victorian coffee pot
black marker, and acrylic ink and pen
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
talk to some friends on the phone, while I tried to
make this little drawing of tulips turn into a watercolour
A few years ago I subscribed to a neat art supply
company that sent out a new box of cool things
to draw and paint with every month. One thing
I'd never tried was this black marker. So when I
bought tulips a few days ago, I drew them.
Today I found out something. And that's what we
artists are supposed to do. When I applied water
and my gorgeous acrylic inks to the drawing
the black marker ran. As in the black seeped
into the colour and voila.
I persisted using acrylic pens to try and make the
leaky marks recede. And this is the result.
In this crazy time -- producing something --
still feels good.
Have a making something day.