maandag 29 juli 2013

A watercolor portrait

For this weeks WDE (Weekend Drawing Event) on I painted this portrait. My challenge with watercolors is to save the whites. So, I used my newly bought masking fluid. And saved the whites. The first picture is after 2hrs. The masking fluid is just rubbed of. And the second picture after another hour, I like it as it is.... and too afraid to loose the whites... ;-)

zaterdag 27 juli 2013

Making ATC's today

I have been making several kinds of ATC's (artist trading cards) today. I sold some in my Etsy shop and decided to make a peacock series for the shop.

And then I played with alcohol inks and made some ATC's for the Art-a-thon on A few abstract landscapes in alcohol ink.

And a few with pen and watercolors. The flamingo is one of them.

vrijdag 19 juli 2013

And more flowers in alcohol ink

This week I have been working on some more flowers in alcohol ink. I love blue flowers but had some problems with the background. It was too messy, then too dark, and now I am ok with it. Love the orange and blue combination.

woensdag 17 juli 2013

More alcohol ink

Two more paintings with alcohol ink. The first one is for the Beginners course with Karen Walker. This week's subject is masking and lifting. The anemone was made with pouring the ink on the Yupo paper and lifting the ink with alcohol to create more shapes. I also used my Promarkers to get some more detail in the center.

And this painting was done on my new A4 Yupo paper that I bought in the Netherlands (Yippie!). Lots of pouring and letting the ink flow, with a few lifted details. I am not sure about the vase. I posted the picture on Facebook and everyone loved it, but I am still not sure...

donderdag 11 juli 2013

Beginners class with Alcohol Inks

This week I started with the Alcohol inks beginners class from Karen Walker. In 3 weeks she will show us lots of techniques on how to use Alcohol Ink. The first week is all about flow and texture and we have made some really cool abstract cards.

Here are a few of the cards I made