So I got some new toys:
I have been telling myself to check out refillable paint pens for awhile. I have had not so great luck with the regular kind filled with enamel paint with the pump action nib. I was never happy with the line quality and I found a lot of the colors would bleach out in the sun. But a lot of companies are now making refillable ones that you can fill with whatever you want. I checked out a bunch of different places online and ended up placing an order from ArtPrimo.com who have a great selection of empty markers. About $20 later I had an assortment of pens in 2 different sizes coming to my house. I started by just pouring the regular golden fluid acrylic in the markers. It works enough, but the line quality improved with a few drops of water.
So this happened:
So I am definitely still playing with these. They are capable of a very long stroke, far longer than a brush. I am not totally in love with the line quality but that may get fixed when I get the optimal water to paint ratio figured out. Still playing with it. I think the next will use lighter colors. These are all about 20″ x 30″ done on a heavy paper, 90lb cotton the same as I have been using for the prints. Here is a close up: