I started lately a serie of studies with colored inks on chinese paper, which is almost a blotting paper.
Since it is incredibly thin and fragile, it crinkles, you can almost see trough it...
Like this :
But you have to wet the paper first,
and then start to paint when it becomes dry and light as the wind. I finally iron the painting to flatten it.
Many watermarks, splashes and tiny folds remain but I like that.
The top left illustration is painted on BFK Rives which is always very flat ( so wise ). I am used to paint with watercolor and I love it, but I wanted to give a try to ink. Colors are very strongly bright and differently mixed ; watercolor is more subtile and surprising when the painting gets dry; but it is a very interesting experience.
I am cutting paper with this tool which provides irregular edges; it comes from my grandmother, she has had it for years, and it is made of ivory I am afraid.........
Honymfin 's jam and Persimmon and pear chutney !
The persimmon tree in the Tuileries in Paris :