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?


    • Marian Dawes on 12th June 2016 at 5:49 pm

    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.

    • Lorraine Morgan on 23rd June 2016 at 10:53 pm

    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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