Arrow Wreath Ink Drawing

Arrow Wreath Ink Drawing

Arrow Wreath Ink Drawing

I have always enjoyed drawing arrows, but I had the idea I wanted to try a more interesting composition. For some reason I love making circular or oval compositions, so the wreath was a natural choice.

One of the ink pens I used in this was a new one I got in Sennelier in Paris over New Year. I love it because it has a brush tip and takes refillable cartridges. In my view, that is just the perfect ink pen. I hate when a pen I love runs dry, especially if it has been discontinued. The very nice man at the counter told me that the cartridges were favoured by artists due to the very black and permanent carbon ink, which is also waterproof. I love watercolour painting over ink, too, so I will be experimenting with that soon. It’s also nice to have a drawing instrument that reminds me of being in such an inspiring place.

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Abstract Paintings in Colour- new works

Abstract ink Painting, Seascape. Emily Boylan

Abstract ink Painting, Seascape 1, detail. Emily Boylan, 2014

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Abstract ink Painting, Seascape 2, detail. Emily Boylan, 2014

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Abstract ink Painting, Seascape. Emily Boylan, 2014

I have been wanting to make more abstract paintings for a while now. I started off with black and white, as I have a certain level of comfort there, but soon began having ideas for colour. I was inspired the the kind of palette you get by the sea at night when it is all lit up. I think I may have been partially inspired by staying in Crystal Cove, a seaside town near Boston. You could see the lights of Boston City across the harbour in the afternoon. There was something very magical about the experience. I took about 200 photographs of the harbour, so I may try to paint from some of those, but these are more about the feeling and experience of lights by the coast.

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New Abstract Monochrome works

Abstract Monochrome by Emily Boylan

Abstract Monochrome by Emily Boylan

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Red Southwestern Mountains- Abstract

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Red Southwestern Mountain Landscape.

This painting was inspired by looking at mountains with Indian Paintbrush flowers on them, which create the sense of red and yellow brush strokes across the landscape. I have taken a contemporary take on this kind of landscape, and incorporated some vein-like rivers and streams into the landscape. Painted in my favourite medium, watercolor and ink.

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Apple Drops Watercolour

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I was planning on sticking to black and white for a while, but then I found some lovely fabriano card with a 400 gsm weight, and I had to try this idea which was floating in my head for a while- apple drops were always a favourite sweet of mine as a child, and the colours make easy inspiration for painting.

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Five Feather Quills Monochrome Black Ink Painting

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This is my first monochrome black and white ink painting in a while. I love old feather quills. I’m a Jane Austen fan, and I always imagine her writing her beautiful novels using a feather quill with curly tendrils. I love victorian images and ideas, so it was a pleasure making this illustration.

On etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/123476011/original-quills-monochrome-ink

Blue Ice Watercolour

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This is the last abstract in colour I’ve done in this series, I’ve loved working in colour but now I’m tempted to do a few in monochrome, as orginally I had done a series about doors in black and white that kind of inspired these colour pieces. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.