Somewhere in Bruges? (Pen and watercolour on watercolour paper: 300 g/sq.m. 10″ x 14″) (unframed)
I selected this image because I was keen to try out a nw technique (new to me), and an architectural theme seemed to be a way to go about it…or so I thought!
I think this is an image I made in Bruges ages ago, and what I was trying was watercolour over pen, rather than the reverse, which is what I have always done. For this I had to buy some new waterproof fine liner pens, to avoid the ink bleeding into the colour. The pens (Steadler) are very good and I like them. Not expensive, I’m glad I acquired them.
I think this is a better way to go, unless I am doing one of my very intense pen-work drawings, such as on old machinery.
I feel that bits of this begin to look more like a watercolour, but I so wish I could free up the brushwork.