Santa was very clever this year (well really my brother and sister-in-law took the none to subtle hint) and I received a bunch of lovely Sennelier Inks for Christmas this year. Oh bliss and many bright, shiny, colourful things. Actually it was an Artistic Christmas with my sister, niece and nephew giving me many A1 Plastic sleeves to protect my completed art work. (not sure if they are dog proof. See August Post)
It is ironic that when I visited Sennelier Art Store in Paris in May (See Paris Art Shop May), I did not know about their inks. It was not until I did a drawing class in November that I found out about these fabulous inks. They are a traditional shellac based ink with a transparent satin finish, with colours that just glow. They blend and dilute beautifully and when put on neat they even have a slight shine to them.
I am thinking of using them for the backgrounds for the pencil drawings as well as with black ink outlines. So much opportunity, don’t you just love new art materials, they are such an inspiration.