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george watkins

Beech vessel with gesso & ink decoration

Beech vessel with gesso & ink decoration
george watkins, Jul 23, 2016
    • Richard Kennedy
      I really like these pieces George I keep seeing them on FB. you create great movement in the way you apply the ink a sense of a breeze. I think they are great.
    • Donna Banfield
      Wow! This is a stunning piece. The free-flow application of the india ink looks like see grass blowing in the breeze. It could be a black and white photo of the beach. I love this!
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      Mark Hepburn
      George, wow is the word! this really is beautiful. It's the first piece of yours I've seen, and it is striking. I like the matte finish, And the black-and-white photographic quality.

      The texture of the gesso is a nice and interesting contrast with the wood itself.

      The shape of the turning is also very pleasing to the eye.

      I really like this piece.
    • billooms
      This is a real eye-catcher. The shape is well balanced to my eye. The texture works with the fine ink work. Well done.
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      Breck Whitworth
      Love everything about it
    • Breck Whitworth
      Beautiful art work on a wonderfully shaped piece! What do you use to apply the India ink?
    • john lucas
      I don't comment on many pieces but this one really caught my eye. Excellent job.
    • Hal Taylor
      Great piece, Geroge. These two pieces with gesso and acrylics are new to me and are super techniques. A question for this piece - does the rough texture of the gesso influence the pattern of the ink when you apply it? To my eye the natural color of the wood detracts. Have you tried coloring the inside? Maybe black gesso?
    • george watkins
      Thank you for all of your comments

      @Breck Whitworth - a 1/4" paint brush

      @Hal Taylor - the texture does effect the shape of the ink slightly, I have done several with black interiors, i will have to upload a pic of one tomorrow as I did not realise there was a 4 image daily limit which I have already accidentally exceeded.
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      Beautiful artwork here.......
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