Van Dieman’s Hailstorm from the Tassie Summer series is a dark green-grey ink with medium shading. It dries in 20 seconds in a medium nib on Rhodia and has an average flow. Van Dieman’s ink is made in Australia.
The menacing and imposing grey of a thunderstorm approaching is enough on its own to send a shudder down one's spine, but is all the more foreboding when it is accompanied by an ominous green hue. This ink pays homage to this awe-inspiring site in nature, which is all too common in the late afternoon of a Tasmanian Summer. This ink shades from a light khaki green to a deep, dark, near black, perfectly matched to any wet writing pen for a dark alternative to an everyday writer, and beautifully utilized in brushwork and ink washing.
About Tassie Seasons
Tassie Seasons is the fifth series in Van Dieman's expanding collection of Tasmanian Fountain Pen Inks. These sixteen inks encapsulate the changing colors of Tasmania, with four inks dedicated to each season. Tassie Seasons is a mix of dark and light, warm and cool, every-day writing worthy and artistically minded colors, including two shimmer inks.
Tasmania is the only state in Australia with a truly temperate climate. Winter exhibits colorful festivals in the south, generous snowfalls in the central highlands, and foggy days in Launceston from July through to September. Cool and breezy spring days unveil a kaleidoscope of native flowers, vibrantly plumed birds and stunning butterflies. An abundance of local produce arrives in the summer, to be enjoyed with a day at the many beaches, and followed by the ominous summer storm. In Autumn enjoy late seasons figs and pepperberries and marvel at Australia's only native deciduous tree at the turning of the fagus.
- This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
- This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Dry Time||20 seconds in a Pilot VP medium nib on Rhodia|