My Latest Love (in Art Materials)

Sennelier Inks

Sennelier Inks

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.

Sennelier Inks

Sennelier Inks

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.


7 responses to “My Latest Love (in Art Materials)

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  2. These look yummy! Such richness.

    • I am so lucky, and as you can probably tell such a lover of deep, saturated colour. The other good part is there are more colours waiting at the art store for me to covet and gradually buy. But I won’t be able to afford so many at once again, thanks again Chris and Ros.

  3. Oh my goodness, I checked you out here after you left me a nice comment (thanks again!) and I love your work!!! I love your clear rich colours especially. What a well written blog too. SO glad to find you.

    • Jennifer, thank you for your kind comments, no one has ever commented on my writing, I will treasure that in particular. It is sometimes hard to know what to write, I don’t want to rabbit on forever, but still give readers some insight into what I do and how I feel about my art and the joy it brings me. This is what I like in other blogs.

      • Apologies for the lag time, it took me a long time to get back here, but I wanted to say you’re doing it very well.I always enjoy reading something that feels like it was written by a real person! And for people that are on the roller coaster of creating it’s so interesting seeing someone else’s process around it all.

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