Saturday, October 29, 2011

Local road.

Small road Upstate. Trying to figure out what ink bottle would be safe for me to take on trips. Something with heavy bottom so it won't turn over. J.Herbin is not bad and it has a rest for a pen, but I want something more compact.  Gotta research it. Here I used Sepia ink and blue Kuretake pen. I really enjoy drawing country landscapes, something healthy, free, honest in it.


Ontheroad said...

An inexpensive wide mouth Nalgene plastic bottle is probably both the safest and the lightest.

I am off to Pittsburgh for November and will probably use one of these or one of the sample plastics I get from Goulet or even take a cartridge pen and refills.

Lovely work, Irina, as always.

Nikira said...

I researched Nalgene, Zoe, like you said, bit it is for water, I meant inkwell, to dip brush to draw with ink. Something heavy bottomed so it wont overturn while I'll be poking in it.
I was thinking about Yatate, but it should be with cotton soaked in ink and I am afraid it will be too dry for me.
I fell in love with J.Herbin. Today I read that it is the oldest ink, from 1680. Too bad ink bottles so small, only 30ml.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wow, your work is amazing. Since finding your blog I have been inspired to spend money on some of your ink and pens that you use. I'll have to read more, thank you for sharing.
All the best to you,

Nikira said...

Thank you very much Joan,
I am honored. I looked at your paintings, wonderful. I am happy to share and learn from other artists, thanks to Internet, so many options. :-)

John (JWJarts) said...

I found your site from Joan's and am glad I did. I love your Sepia work and can't wait to give it a try. I'll be back often - lovely work.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much John. Please let me know how it will go with Sepia ink. :-)