Lupines have such pretty flowers but I find their seed pods interesting as well. I recently took a photo of its seed pods. The photo on the right is a bloom from earlier this Spring:
The seed pod was the inspiration for this mixed media painting that I started yesterday:
I started by randomly dripping three colors of Dr. Ph. Martin’s India Ink in Van Dyke Brown, Tangerine Orange and Aqua on top of my page. The paper is 100% cotton rag, 140 lb cold press Khadi paper. (www.khadi.com)
I dripped one color at a time and tilted my paper to allow the drips to run down the page over an old newspaper. I sprayed some of the ink with water in a spray bottle. This was very fun! I did it outside since the ink stains. 🙂
After it dried, I used my photo as a reference but followed the ink lines to create shapes with a black Stabilo (All) pencil.
I will post the progress I make on this piece on Thursday, August 25 – so stay tuned!
Happy Creating! 🙂