Brushwork

A little studio cleanup of my brushes led me to a bottle of Noodler’s Apache Sunset ink and a dip pen. And when I got tired of drawing lines on my sketch, I grabbed a brush and painted in some areas. Don’t you just love how the orange ink turns yellow when you dilute it? It’s a permanent ink so even when you put a wash on top of it, the lines remain in place. That bright orange was the perfect antidote to the grey sky and falling snow (yes, snow in mid-April) that I saw out my window today.


22 Comments on “Brushwork”

  1. claire russell says:

    Shari,

    Apache Sunset! Think I’ll add it to my jetpens.com order
    As for snow in April. I grew up in N Michigan where winter came early and stayed late. They have 10” of snow on the ground today. Nine months of winter and three months of slow sledding.
    Years ago when I moved to Seattle, I was amazed that spring flowers actually bloomed when they did on calendar pictures. So, I understand how you feel about snow in April.

    ClairecRussell

    Lilies:
    http://www.clairecreates.com

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  2. Bernadette says:

    This is great, the color so exciting, so vibrant. Always nice to turn to “something different” to recharge. I’d like to try this ink. It would work well for a hot summer day drawing.
    It’s snowing here in Ohio as well. We got nearly 2″ today.

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  3. Linda Murray says:

    Striking! Love that orange color! Amazing that you can take ordinary objects and make such a lovely painting! So envious 😊

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  4. Yvonne Carpenter says:

    Looks really cool and different!

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  5. Susan says:

    Shari…I’m a fan. I am particularly interested in this Apache sunset, cuz I recently had a similar experience with a sample a friend gave me a while ago….a burst of colour! I was and remain amazed by its magic.

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  6. Stephanie Descoteaux says:

    I don’t know where you get the energy. You are remarkable. That’s very pretty btw.

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  7. Denise says:

    I think I need sunglasses to look at this! What a bright, fun picture.

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  8. Pastor Cathy says:

    Brushwork

    Brushwork
    by Shari Blaukopf
    A little studio cleanup of my brushes led me to a bottle of Noodler’s Apache Sunset

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  9. magathabagatha says:

    Gosh that’s a fabulous ink! Like painting with liquid sunset. It really lifts the spirits and makes a mundane scene look so vibrant and exciting.

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  10. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Afternoon dear friend Shari,

    I can say this is definitely a water color painting fete.
    Because only one color, projecting a brilliant picture o the viewers.

    AWESOME, NO MORE TO SAY.

    Blessings
    Uma

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  11. Scrumptious! Great composition, and drawing, as always. Love the perspective on the flat brushes.

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  12. glaccum says:

    Hi Shari,
    I have been trying to purchase your on line course but I can’t get the program to accept my
    Credit card???? Suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Ellen Glaccum

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Hi Ellen,
      I see that people have been successful in purchasing today so the website is working. Have you tried creating a login first? I don’t see that and I usually get that notification. Usually students create an account first and then they purchase. Try that. If that doesn’t work, email me at info@shariblaukopf.com and we will try to get this sorted out. Thanks for your patience!
      Shari

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  13. This looks so vivid and bright!

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