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Ink on canvas!!!!!!!! Help!

Hello everyone,

I’m in the middle of a new painting and it’s not acryilic! I had a brainstorm one night and decided to paint in Winsor and Newton Ink on canvas! Watered down of course! The detailed bit seems to be going fine but it creates those terrible water marks (backruns) when I try to do a large bit of background. I’ve looked on the internet and can only find 2 people who work with ink on canvas. Anyone got any bright ideas?

I am using distilled water, by the way, which is the norm with ink, but I’ve only ever used ink with a dip pen, never with a brush and never on canvas. Am I breaking new ground? or can anyone tell me how to get rid of these water marks?

Hope someone can help, ‘cos I don’t want to give up on this yet, it seems so interesting!

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