Jun 09 2016

Into the Depths

I don’t usually paint abstract pictures as quite frankly I don’t “get” them. However, I was sent a copy of a photograph of the Trummelbach in Switzerland which is basically a corkscrew run off for the melt water (I think!).

With a small section of the photograph in front of me this is what I produced – looks to me like fish going down into the depths of the ocean.

Into the Depths

Into the Depths

I used Parkers Quink Ink, Permanent Black and household bleach for the seaweed. A bit wacky I know but you must admit it has a strange effect on the ink. The only trouble is the paper still smells of bleach – ho hum.

Anyone else tried anything like this before?


  1. Marian Dawes

    I really like it! Very interesting sinuous flowing shapes. I can see Dolphins!
    Never heard of using bleach before. Where did you hear about that.? Perhaps this should go on your ‘what to do’ list for the class.

  2. Lorraine Morgan

    Yes, it does look fishy, but I can see my photo in it with the corkscrew shapes. Three glaciers drain through here – about 20,000 litres of water per second!!

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