Hard to avoid it today. It’s all over the tv the radio Facebook twitter. I don’t know about you but the last few days have been riveting. THIS IS WATERGATE!! 14×20 Mixed Media
Enough to get Rachel Maddow back from her sick bed where she had been for almost two weeks.
I got the brilliant idea to do this one on arches #140 cold press. BIG a mistake. Hard to write on with any ink pen or marker I had.
I finally picked up a Japanese brush pen I thought had permanent ink. I tested it on a scrap of paper. It didn’t run.
Fast forward to all the heavy lines in this sketch are done with that brush pen especially on Dan Coats.
When I started painting him he turned into a gray runny mess. This was supposed to be a watercolor. EEEKKKK.
I dug into my mixed media art supply grove. Caran d’ache Neocolor ii to the rescue. I started coloring. I lightened him up. The only person that didn’t have some runs was Comey. 😳
A lot of the letters ran. The names!! Eeeekkk. On this rough paper there was no clean edge. Tried a grease pencil which works great in my sketchbooks. NOPE TOO rough.
Got out a white gel pen on the letters. Better!! Got out a paint pen. Even better. More outlining with the Lamy Safari.
Done. Whew. Not what I had in mind BUT finally pleased with it.
Margaret planning another but it will be on hot press paper. Xoxoxo the news is calling.