painting of two angels, with gold and marbled pigment

Watercolors, ink, colour pencils, markers, gold pigment
7 by 11.5 inches
November 2019

In 2019, I ordered marbling inks for a holiday activity with my daughter. Suminagashi is a way of markling by dropping ink onto the surface of water. Previously, my only experience in marbling was when I was 12, when we used thinned oil paints on–I kid you not– cornflour slurry. It was fun and messy but I also remember getting yelled at by the art teacher for almost spilling an expensive bottle of medium. Marbling is MUCH more fun at home and with no mean art teachers around any more. ;)

Saving parts of the paper was an easy matter of using paper meant for recycling to block shapes out on the marbling surface. If I used good paper, I could paint onto the saved parts with my usual media. The thing that really out of my control was how the marbling would turn out. But you work with what you have.

About Janet

Janet is the artist and creator behind the Self-Love Oracle. Drawing fantastical subjects since childhood and holding a B.A. in Journalism, she's worked in tourism and publishing, and is currently studying Counseling Psychology. After her experiences with motherhood, divorce, Tibetan Buddhism, healing, and the supernatural, she pushes others to heal through self-exploration and self-expression. She can be booked for her readings here.

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