Ink on Paper

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows
Original Art by Shirley Gibson

I love this one so much. It was one of the first ones I painted, so you can see that it was signed on the front. Later on I chose to sign them on the back. Also, this was painted before my divorce – so the name I signed is different. Sigh. It’s an amazingly moody and surreal painting. Super cool.

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  • India ink on paper
  • Size: 9″ by 12″

Origin

Origin
Original art by Shirley Gibson

This is actually a very small painting, one of a series of experiments with rice paper. This type of painting is quite tricky to get right when working on rice paper because the paper is so absorbent. The ink continues to spread for quite a while after it’s been added, and the whole thing can turn into mud very easily.

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  • India Ink on Rice Paper

Midnight Moon

Midnight Moon
Original Art by Shirley Gibson

This is one of my all time favorites. I spent a lot of time trying to duplicate the awesomeness of the moon effect, but this one is really the best one.

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  • India Ink on paper
  • Size: 8 1/2 by 11

Happiness

Happiness
Original Art by Shirley Gibson

I love this! It’s actually a detail from a larger painting. It came as a bit of a surprise to me how happy this painting was, because at the time, I was in a pretty dark place, feeling discouraged about my art, my life, and just about everything. So. This was nice to see!

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  • India ink on paper

Cosmos

Cosmos
Original Art by Shirley Gibson

This was the first painting that I made, and it came out so amazingly cool! I was never ever able to get such a great mix of colors again, but I made a lot of other cool paintings trying to get there. 🙂

You can see that I signed it on the front. This was before my divorce, which is why the name is different. Later, I regretted the decision to sign the abstract paintings on the front. Most of the other paintings are signed on the back.

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  • India Ink on Paper
  • Size: 8 1/2 by 11 inches

Hawaiian Storm

Hawaiian Storm
Original Art by Shirley Gibson

The colors on this one really faded as the painting dried, so I enhanced the image. Also, the card stock buckled and wrinkled, which I hated at first, but it grew on me, and now I do like that you can almost see the wind blowing.

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  • India Ink on Card Stock

Silver Moon

Silver Moon
Original Art by Shirley Gibson

This painting is actually the result of an experiment. The paper I used was so thin, and the paintings were so fragile, that I tried using two sheets of paper instead of just one. The top page wasn’t secured properly, and was a bit wrinkly, so I pulled it off when it was still damp. This was underneath. Love the pink!

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  • Ink on paper

 

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