Ink Colours


The choice of ink is important and can fundamentally influence how a piece looks. Poems about water or countryside, for example, lend themselves to shades of green or blue inks. Speeches from Shakespeare’ Henry V look best in purple and reds.

I often use sepia on cream linen because I like the way it makes the piece appear aged and traditional. Granite black on pure white card adds gravitas and formality.

I have a large number of inks in my studio and can source even more.
As with the paper, go with what you like and feel is right.

Please see below for more examples or take a look though my gallery to see more options….

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