Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Path thru the Trees - Alcohol Ink

Alcohol Ink
Yupo Paper

Alcohol inks have been around a long time -- but they came to my attention during a gallery tour several weeks ago. I fell in love with their vibrancy and their spontaneous workings.

I purchased a number of these for my birthday and have been attempting a number of experiments and having a blast! This small work is the result of those 'playful' evenings. I really love the blend of semi-realism and abstraction ... and quite truthfully, the 'surprises' that these inks produce on non-porous subjects.

I'll continue my experimentation as I really can't say I've mastered 'any' of their workings --- but oh my is it fun!!!


Susan said...

Isn't yupo fun??? Love this!

Debbie Nolan said...

Gosh this looks wonderful and it does sound like fun. I have used acrylic inks but not alcohol ones...will have to try finding these and playing too. Yupo paper is lots of fun. Take care and thanks for sharing your fun with me.

Joan T said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! We have to try this the next time you are on Long Island.

annie said...

So beautiful. Please tell us more about the process. Debbie mentioned Yupo. Is this on Yupo also? What surfaces can you use for alcohol inks? Thanks so much for sharing this.

Teri Casper said...

So beautiful and quite intriguing. I want to hear more about these inks also.

Lise Steenerson said...

WOW!!! I absolutely LOVE this Lin!!!

Lorraine said...

This is incredible Lin. All I ever did with watercolor or alcohol inks on Yupo was make lovely backgrounds -- no real painting. You have inspired me to find my stash and hopefully when thing calm down a bit here, I will get them out and try them -- with actual painting.

The Path thru the trees is so unusual and almost surreal as if it were done from a dream or with Photoshop.

I applaud you for this magnificent painting as I know how unpredictable Yupo can be. BRAVA!!!