I realized this was supposed to be monochromatic, not achromatic so I mounted this on a light bluish colored card stock.
I channeled my inner afro hippy painter to attempt a little painting for the second time ever in my life outside of grade school. Unfortunately, my inner hippy didn't tell me how to make the breakwater. I used my kidís white acrylic paint mixed with black dye ink. This was due to the fact that the kidís black acrylic paint was dry.
For the water I used All-Purpose Ink for fantast/x in 71 platinum, a gift from a friend a couple years ago. The tree is Plant Hope by SU. The sky is chalk. The inspiration is from B&W photographs by Michael Kenna.
All this being said, it may be absurd to think anyone cares! Bwahahahahaha!
Extra thought: I am open to any comments that would teach me more or give me tips.
Date: Monday, March 25, 2013 GMT Views: 2095
Registered: December 31, 2009 Location: BC, Canada Posts: 902
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 7:51 PM
Everything you did on this is outstanding and when I first saw it I did think of a b&w photograph. The part I love the most is the water- you really captured the look of light sparkling on the waves. This is one I'll add to my faves just to look at again and again- I don't think I could CASE it!
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17531
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 7:58 PM
This is only a second attempt - well, you could have fooled me - LOVE how the water looks, with the tree right at the shore line - the breakwater - great job there too - Now I will have to satisfy the curiosity you raked up in my brain and check out this artist!! This card belongs in a FRAME!!
EDIT - just got back from his website - now I know why you were inspired!!!
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