Pen and Ink and Color

I started today’s square with a penciled free-form design. I hadn’t used pen and ink for a while, so instead of painting in the loops I inked them in using parallel lines of different orientations.

I am reading about Willem de Kooning, who was constantly revising, scraping and repainting, as he worked on his canvases. I took this as permission to erase the irrelevant marks on my own drawings.

I erased the pencil-marked scaffolding for the pen and ink textures and painted colors in the ghostly outlines that I could not eliminate.

Watercolor: Abstract - Erased, Free Form with Pen and Ink

Color and Ink
8″x8″ 300# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

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