zondag 23 maart 2014

More Spring in alcohol inks!

This week I have been on a roll! I created 5 alcohol ink paintings in total. All in the Spring time theme. I do love Spring.

This morning I finished an alcohol ink painting of the magnolia in bloom. I started it yesterday. And this afternoon I tried working with the Pinata inks. I love the vibrant colors. The ink is also easier to handle, it doesn't flow as wild as the Rangers does. Certainly a good buy!

Magnolia - 7"x 11" (18 x 28 cm)

Daffodils - 6 3/4" x 8 1/4" (17 x 21 cm)

zaterdag 22 maart 2014

Poppy in alcohol inks

While waiting for my new supply of alcohol inks and Yupo paper, I created this lovely poppy. The size of the painting is 7" x 7". I started with orange ink to create the poppy, followed with yellow ink to create the individual petals of the flower. A blob of denim and eggplant in the middle. The background is made with several greens and stream, washed down with solution. The background was tooooo bright :-) but now it looks perfect.

For sale in my Etsy shop!

donderdag 20 maart 2014

Spring is in the air!

I has been a while since I posted on my blog. I have been busy! Not only with my day-to-day job but also with creativity. In March I though a workshop Mixed Media Canvas at the Volksuniversiteit in Soest (Netherlands). 10 ladies created a beautiful canvas to take home with them. I love how these canvasses all start out the same and with the use of the same techniques, they all end up completely different!

Next season I will be teaching 2 workshops at the Volksuniversiteit Soest, a 2-evening workshop on How to start an art journal and a 2-evening workshop on How to create a portret in mixed media. When the site is ready for registration, I will let you know!

And then, after some busy weeks, I went on a marvelous trip to Andalusia (Southern Spain) for a week. So much inspiration, beautiful things and great people. I am back to work again, but must say I have some problems adjusting... ;-).

This week I ordered a few more bottles of alcohol ink, some new colors and a new brand, Pinata. I am happy to say they are now available in the Netherlands as well, at the same shop I order my Yupo paper. But I could not wait.... so I started to create some daffodils, spring is in the air!