palm beach pink

April 12, 2012 9 Comments

Trying out mixing sumi with watercolor... does anyone know if I'm doing this right?! I'm a little frustrated that I don't know anything about this new ink but its also exciting to see what I can figure out on my own. Today is my Grandmother's birthday, so I decided to try a shocking pink in honor of her. She always loved pink, and "palm beach pink" in particular - the brightest of the bright. She wasn't your typical grandmother. Glamorous and aloof, the closest she came to baking me cookies was letting me dress up in her collection of Pucci scarves and reminding me that "you can never be too rich or too thin"... as I said, not your typical grandmother.

Posted in Birthday, grandmother, Inslee, palm beach pink, sumi ink, The Sketch Book, watercolor


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Dom
Dom

July 25, 2014

‘you can never be too rich or too thin.’
i love it.

taylor
taylor

July 25, 2014

today is my birthday, inslee!!! thanks for such a great illustration today! i like the watercolors and ink, keep trying! it looks great!

also, it’s so funny you say this. my grandmother is the SAME. so into fashion, clothes, “a moment on the lips, forever on the hips.”

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

I think you are doing this right, because it’s gorgeous! I can relate, my grandmother is not typical. She’s the one in Palm Beach tanning, martini in one hand, cigarette in the other. Never saw her bake cookies once.

Sophie
Sophie

July 25, 2014

That explains why your illustrations are so glamorous. I love the fact that your grandmother is not typical. Happy birthday to her :)
xoxo

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

thats a great quote “everyone needs a grandmother with a story”

Xena
Xena

July 25, 2014

I just love this. Saw it and though Jackie O and Sophia Loren.

jennie
jennie

July 25, 2014

inslee, this is one of my favorites. and everyone needs a grandmother with a story!

Racheljoy
Racheljoy

July 25, 2014

It’s been a while since I have been able to visit your Blog Inslee but I have just enjoyed reading all the posts I needed to catch up on. I am ABSOLUTELY loving your sumi ink sketches, especially this edition. It’s wonderfully beautiful. There is elegance in your painting, the sketch and the colours. I love it! xRacheljoy

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

Oh i hope you had a wonderful day!

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