Finally an experiment that I am thrilled with! This is a detail of my oh so happy discovery today that sumi ink will sit on top of acrylic water based varnish, which will sit on top of oil paint. (Archival? What?) Anyway, I am so excited about this! I do believe the entire reason I worked on the tree diptychs for so long, was to figure this out. Onward!
Oh and how funny that all of the Crit Theory readings of the moment are discussing Orientalism...!