The joys of working with a fountain pen and water soluble ink…
When you are traveling light, perhaps carrying all your stuff in a bike pannier, it’s great to work with a fountain pen with watersoluble ink.
My favourite ink is by a French company founded by Joseph Herbin in 1670. For a delightful shopping trip and time travel excursion, visit www.jherbin.com.
The ink is available in cartridges or bottles and have evocative names like “Diablo Menthe” , Poussiere de Lune”, Lierre Sauvages”, “Eclat de Saphir” and my personal favourite, “Lie de The”, a sort of tea leaf warm brown.
If you stop for a coffee in a beautiful place, you can just whip out your pen and your brush and capture the moment in monochrome.
Cocktails in bologna,
and a few random selections from a sketchbook, some from the motorcycle trip in the south of France, and other side from Italy. All done from cafes and restaurants.
Eating, drinking and drawing in the sunshine. Pure bliss!