Flowers Of The Deep – Marabu Ink Review

Flowers Of The Deep Sea Floral Art Print Marabu Aqua Ink Review | whimsandfancies.com

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A few months ago, I was strolling through the art supply store in search of something new.  I noticed a small bottle of watercolour ink with the name Petrol on it.  I love the teal colour and it was an extremely affordable ink.  Naturally, it came home with me.  Thus I was introduced to the company Marabu.  

 

 

Marabu Aqua Ink Review | whimsandfancies.com

 

As I painted with the petrol ink, I found it wonderfully pigment-rich.  Soon afterwards, I got a set of the primary colour inks.

These inks do not come with dropper-tops.  Pouring makes a big mess.  Also, you only need a few drops.  So getting a few droppers is good idea.

 

 

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I was able to create many colours from the six bottles that I got.

The colours lift off very easily.  If you like layering, you will have to adjust for that.

However, if you like to add details by lifting off colours, you will love working with these inks. 

As a beginner, you are in luck.  If you are unsatisfied with a part of your painting, you can lift off the colour and redo that area as long as your paper holds up.  After you lift off the paint, let the paper dry completely over the next 24 hours before you paint on it again.

 

 

Flowers Of The Deep Sea Floral Art Print | whimsandfancies.com

 

Since watercolour inks are already liquid, I find it extremely easy to work with them.  These inks have very low to no granulation, resulting in smooth wash and painting. 

The inks also flow very easily on both wet and dry paper. 

 

 

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Although I used Canson XL Series mixed media paper for my painting, I suggest the Canson XL Series watercolour paper. It is much thicker, good quality, easily acquired, and very affordable.

The leftover dried inks in the palette re-wet easily too.  So no waste there.

 

If you are at the verge of wanting to try watercolour painting, definitely go this route.  You won’t regret it.

 

 

Flowers Of The Deep Sea Floral Art Print | whimsandfancies.com

 

As for my painting, I started off drawing the flowers with nothing specific in mind.  As I continued to paint, it started looking like an undersea plant.

 

 

Flowers Of The Deep Sea Floral Art Print | whimsandfancies.com

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I fell in love with the deep ocean idea and called it  Flowers Of The Deep.  Felt very adventurous.  Prints are now available in my shop.  Would make a nice gift for any fantasy and scifi reader or a nature lover.

 

Hope you liked the painting and that it inspires you to play and have fun.

 

Until next time,
-Soma

 

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Wandering Camera – Wildflowers

Shooting Star Wildflower Watercolour Painting | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Welcome to this month’s Wandering Camera!  A couple of days ago I was plopped on the sofa, balancing my sketchbook, a tiny jar of water, palette, paint and brush on a little board.  While looking out toward the blooming flowers in our modest little flower garden, I was doing a practice sketch of a Shooting Star.  That set the stage for today’s Wandering Camera.

 

There is an easy mountain trail about a half hour’s drive away from our home.  I love to spot various wildflowers along that trail and photograph them.

 

 

Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies

 

 

 

Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies

 

 

 

Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies

 

 

 

Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies

 

 

 

Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies

 

 

 

Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies

 

 

As I was taking the photos, I commented on how some of them are growing like weeds.  My husband laughed and pointed out that wildflowers are weeds! 

Weeds are a gardener’s bane, specially the horrible kinds that grow in the flowerbeds.  However, I do voluntarily grow a few wildflower “weeds” in my garden.   Many Thanks to my friend Mary for sharing her Larkspur seeds with me so readily.

 

I just realised that this post marks a whole year of Wandering Camera.  Last year Wandering Camera Revival started with my sharing photos of these Larkspurs from my garden –

 

Wandering Camera Revival

 

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