eyes of a starman – ink on canvas

Fine Art America

India Ink (Faber Castell) on a narrow canvas panel. 14″ x 18″

I have never attempted ink on canvas before, but I thought it somehow fitting to the image I was trying to create.

The one thing I ended up loving and hating in equal measure, was how cheat-proof ink is. I didn’t get to take it back, to erase it or to tweak it, not like with an errant stroke of a pencil. With ink, my first pen stroke was my last. Sketching this image was a little reminiscent of a live music performance – once heard, the faulty note cannot be retracted, but the piece is all the more beautiful for its presence.

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