Inking, otter

This week I tidied up my studio and painted an otter while a film crew watched. Tidying up the studio was the hardest of these tasks.

This otter is for sale, but this time, just for sale. Painted for Wales Today, maybe some time she will be on television. On rough paper, with calligraphy ink. Not stretched, but the paper is heavy. She flowed from the brush, which was lucky as usually I use smooth paper. There’s something curious about summoning otters with such a liquid medium and thick brush, no pencil guide marks.

She’s £1 200, 66 x 102 cms (SOLD)


About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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2 Responses to Inking, otter

  1. Jane Dorfman says:

    I love your otters, this one does indeed looks like she flowed form the brush.

  2. Bernie Bell says:

    It occurred to me, that your otters, are descendants of the Japanese ink-wash painting way. Isn’t life full of threads, which weave together – whooooo-hoooo Jackie!
    How would you feel about an ink-wash hare – flowing? I can see it, but I can’t express it – you can!

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