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Watercolor Wednesday

Watercolor Ink horse
Horse of Streamers

Artwork by L’Adelaide. All rights reserved.

A little foray into watercolor inks ~ Intensely rich color that I think you can probably see. These are called Dr. Ph. Martin radiant concentrated watercolor. I think they’re fun tho not necessarily used without watercolor of the usual variety.

My watercolors are as radiant as these and easier to use as they don’t dry permanently but can be rewet and worked, blended and USED in a variety of techniques. I’m not sure of the purpose of these except they’re fun to splash around, can brighten up an area that may be drab and just plain fun to play with! So I’d give them ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😉

Gratitude is the heart’s memory. ~ French Proverb


  • Crowing Crone

    watercolor inks? does that mean you use a nib instead of a brush? that question probably shows up my total ignorance of watercolors. It seems though, that no matter what YOU use, your colours are always vibrant and alive. I really like and admire that about your work.

    • ĽAdelaide

      You can use a pen or a brush or whatever. I read some use those “water” pens and fill them with paint for outdoors. I’m not really sure but they’ve been recommended to me by a friend and got a good deal at the time. I am not so sure of their permanence however, there seems to be a disagreement about that but they didn’t used to be. They might have improved them. I prefer my wc the usual way but these are certainly fun… but don’t spill them! YIKES!

      Thank you for your kind words, Joss. xxxx

  • Gretchen Del Rio

    Such a wonderful horse. Running free. Caution in using Dr. Martins for finished work. I experienced the ink fading. That was many years ago and it might be improved. Great stains however.

    • ĽAdelaide

      Thank you, Gretchen. Yes, I’ve read about their apparent fading… I definitely didn’t read they are permanent anywhere excepting perhaps behind UV protection. They are fun to use but I also prefer to rewet my work and these will never rewet… they are certainly permanent in the present moment! xox

  • doronart

    Stunning work, the building above are amazing! I love the inks I bought some the other day as they are being so vibrant and fresh… even with a small touch. I hope to use them in mix media.. that is great xxX

  • janellmithani

    Lovely painting, and I love your vibrant colors. Years ago, when I printed my photographs in the darkroom, I used the Martin watercolor inks to hand tint my B/W fiber prints. It was a lot of fun!

    • ĽAdelaide

      That does sound like fun. I can see them in use that way not that anyone uses a dark room anymore, do they? I think it would be so cool but the fumes would likely kill me. Thank you for your kind remarks. xxx

  • violetski

    This is so beautiful dear Linda!
    I haven’t use such inks and would like to try them😃
    Beautiful colors as always❤️❤️❤️

  • Mel

    Well, clearly I’m not the artist here, but I do enjoy the vibrant colours…..and the creatures bourne from them. Keep painting. It’s good for your soul, yes?

    • ĽAdelaide

      I started seriously painting around the time therapy started to be a real “challenge”-putting it mildly. I went to watercolor because there really are messages there for me. I believe that after all these years. Horses and dragons always show up and it’s clear to me why. I don’t want to sound like a lunatic so… hahahahhahaahahaaa. 🙂

      In short, yes, it’s good for my soul. xox

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