Thursday, December 8, 2011

Collections: Pinecone with Sumi-e brush & Ink

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From my collections ...

artwork copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong.
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Pinecone in Ink - Dec., 2011
9.25"h x 7"w approx.  - India ink on watercolor paper

During this week of decorating my house for Christmas, I thought a lot about pinecones and how they seem to make a *grand* appearance in decorations at this time of year. So, I pulled out my box of nature "stuff", my tin of Sumi-e brushes and my bottle of Winsor-Newton India Ink (my favorite) to do this drawing. No pencils or pens were involved, just my Sumi-e brushes.

I think I picked up this rather large pinecone, years ago, in the forest of Lage Vuursche which is located here in Holland. However, I might have also picked up this pinecone on one of my vacations in France. In any event, I wanted to do a black & white brush drawing, so I did. :o)


I keep my Sumi-e brushes, Sumi-e ink sticks, Sumi-e ink stone and India ink in an old tea tin that I picked up at a Dutch flea-market. The tin still  has an old price sticker on the underside, with the price in Dutch guilders! Yes, I also collect tins, old and new; I enjoy the graphics on certain tins.


doei,
Judy
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2 comments:

Charne aka Meisie said...

That cone printed on brownpaper in sepia would be AMAZING!!! Love it!!!

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Thanks Charne!
Hmm... I like that idea aboiut brown paper. :o)

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