Bird Bath

Taking a little break from the bird house series to work on something else with ink and watercolor.

This is on Arches 140# cold press with a Platinum Carbon Pen and a mix of M. Graham and Winsor & Newton water colors.

As an aside, I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the Platinum Carbon Pen! Amazon link

Unlike my Noodler’s Creaper pens (which are now dried up and trashed), the Platinum Carbon Pen has never failed to start right up.  The nib is slightly flexible for nice variation in line, if I want it, and the Platinum Carbon ink is waterproof!  Perfect for washing over with watercolors.

As for the art itself, the background was an experiment all its own, leading me to realize I need lots more practice with backgrounds!  😉  I do like the fall colors, but there is something else I can’t verbalize didn’t quite hit the mark.

Drop me a comment and let me know how YOU would have handled the background!

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