I’m going to play a bit of catch up to bring my blog up to date.
Earlier this year I joined a wonderful group of artists in an on-line forum at PaintingFriends.com. Since 2011 they’ve held an annual art retreat called Splash. This year the location was near Oceanside CA, north of San Diego. During July and August emails buzzed thru the group sharing ideas for demonstrations and activities. My local artist friend, Rosemary, and I drove from Utah. We were new to the group, but fell right in step with everyone and had a great time. We painted every day, but also had time to site see, go to the beach, and attend a watercolor demo by Keiko Tanabe.
On Sept 7 we pulled out our inks and put on our gloves to experiment with Alcohol Ink on YUPO, ceramic tiles, and a glass ornament. Here are my results:
Images on YUPO
1) experimented with how the inks flow, using dust-off to move the inks, and using a cross stitch grid for texture.
2) attempting to create a bit more structure.
3) on the left, experimented with using a rubber roller. Laid down a bit of color, rolled it , laid down another color, rolled… repeating the process to create transparent looking layers.
4) drew the pears with a sharpie, then painted.
Images on Ceramic Tile
5) Free form. Yellow ink, like water color is aggressive.
6) Free form, while thinking of an Indian Paint brush in bloom.
Purchased Rust-oleum Triple Thick Glaze to protect the tiles. It was recommended by Wyna from Montana.