Thursday, January 26, 2017

Live Oak

After using my original yupo live oak drawing to make some glue stencils I had fun coloring it with alcohol inks.

Wrong colors here but on the right track.

Pulled the right colors and laid the glue stencil over my original yupo drawing and colored it in with alcohol inks.

This idea is making me dizzy, or maybe it is the fumes. I can see fun projects in the future using this technique.

In the studio on a winter's night


Stevie Ray Vaughan - Life Without You

Saturday, January 21, 2017

live oak

Using this glue stencil for the mask I dripped alcohol inks on yupo paper.

I used way too much ink for this and not the right colors but I love how it turned out! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Alcohol inks

I am drunk on these alcohol inks! Reminds me of the old days when I did drink alcohol, I never know when to stop! Lucky these aren't giving me a hangover and I am having so much fun with them!

 I found my notes from a few years ago to remind myself to make a live oak stencil with hot glue technique.

Pulled out all my original stencils to work with tomorrow on yupo. So fun! Just like when gelli printing, I'm stuck on perfecting the peacock design. Mother nature is the best and most inspiring artist I know.

I'm glad to find another use for my gelli printing supplies because I have a gazillion of them.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

In process

Found these cool drawings I did on Yupo with the elegant writer back in the good ole Paula days.

 Watercolor in process.

 These are not so great...worked on transparencies today and used WAY too much!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

First play with my new alcohol inks!

Okay, WOW! I know why I wanted these inks so bad. I spent the morning just dripping the inks onto some stencils laid on yupo paper. I used two pieces of paper and sandwiched the stencils in between them. (Too much ink on top to waste and I liked the top piece better. Looked like a fail but I felt it was a learning experience.

Came back this afternoon and cut them into some atc blanks and made a couple of greeting cards. I LOVE these! So excited to work with new mediums in new ways. It is amazing what things look like with new eyes. I have read that you should step away from your paintings. I always use my blog pictures to find obvious mistakes. I also turn things every which way.
Gave Riki a half haircut, we split it up so he doesn't get so stressed. Did his feet and nails last week, trimmed and combed his head and butt today. John will bath him tomorrow and I will take some photos. He is so cute and I managed to get the miki triangle on his little face. What a sweet dog!