Flowers Of The Deep – Marabu Ink Review

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A few months ago, I was strolling through the art supply store in search of something new.  I noticed a small bottle of watercolour ink with the name Petrol on it.  I love the teal colour and it was an extremely affordable ink.  Naturally, it came home with me.  Thus I was introduced to the company Marabu.  

 

 

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As I painted with the petrol ink, I found it wonderfully pigment-rich.  Soon afterwards, I got a set of the primary colour inks.

These inks do not come with dropper-tops.  Pouring makes a big mess.  Also, you only need a few drops.  So getting a few droppers is good idea.

 

 

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I was able to create many colours from the six bottles that I got.

The colours lift off very easily.  If you like layering, you will have to adjust for that.

However, if you like to add details by lifting off colours, you will love working with these inks. 

As a beginner, you are in luck.  If you are unsatisfied with a part of your painting, you can lift off the colour and redo that area as long as your paper holds up.  After you lift off the paint, let the paper dry completely over the next 24 hours before you paint on it again.

 

 

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Since watercolour inks are already liquid, I find it extremely easy to work with them.  These inks have very low to no granulation, resulting in smooth wash and painting. 

The inks also flow very easily on both wet and dry paper. 

 

 

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Although I used Canson XL Series mixed media paper for my painting, I suggest the Canson XL Series watercolour paper. It is much thicker, good quality, easily acquired, and very affordable.

The leftover dried inks in the palette re-wet easily too.  So no waste there.

 

If you are at the verge of wanting to try watercolour painting, definitely go this route.  You won’t regret it.

 

 

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As for my painting, I started off drawing the flowers with nothing specific in mind.  As I continued to paint, it started looking like an undersea plant.

 

 

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Flowers Of The Deep On Etsy

 

I fell in love with the deep ocean idea and called it  Flowers Of The Deep.  Felt very adventurous.  Prints are now available in my shop.  Would make a nice gift for any fantasy and scifi reader or a nature lover.

 

Hope you liked the painting and that it inspires you to play and have fun.

 

Until next time,
-Soma

 

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Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis - A Watercolour Painting by Soma Acharya | Whims And Fancies

 

Hi Everyone!  I spent the last few months in a haze.  Apart from many other things, I spent a lot of time pondering the subject of existentialism, alongside a feeling of swimming forever without reaching the shoreline.  When this happens, I escape into my self-made world of photography and painting.  It wraps me in a safe cocoon.  Sometimes I find it very hard to leave that world behind and come back to reality.

 

 

Simple 365 – Set 1

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A part of my little world recently changed forever, even before the larger world started to go awry around us.  Sadly, it is an echo of my current state of mind, more destructive than constructive.  I started taking daily photos of simple, everyday things to remind me to be happy. Reflective of my current state, they are in black and white.

Very aptly, my husband suggested I call it “Simple365“. 

 

 

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Metamorphosis - A Watercolour Painting by Soma Acharya | Whims And Fancies

 

I really love the solitudinous nature of a forest; it creates such a beautiful setting for reflection.  My cat is happy to be there, enjoying the simplicity only nature can bring.   An oak tree, strong and wise, protects my cat within its branches.  There is a green butterfly that roams there.  They trade secrets with each other.  Today, the butterfly is telling him about metamorphosis.

 

I hope this little story of their friendship made you smile.

If you will, please leave a happy note or memory in the comments.  Let me know which one of my “Simple365” strikes a chord with you.  Join me if you wish.  You don’t have to take a picture everyday, but do look around you, take a photo and share if you like.  It might make someone else smile too.

 

Take care and until next time,

-Soma

 

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