I finished the Kabuki White Lion, 16×20 acrylic on canvas this week. It is the companion piece to the Kabuki Red Lion, 20×16 acrylic on canvas. Japanese Kabuki theatre is very colorful. The Kabuki characters of the play, Renjishi, is a parable about a lion who throws his cub off a cliff and will rear him only if he strong enough to climb back up.
And here is the Kabuki Red Lion that I painted earlier this year.
I also painted a few alcohol ink paintings, here are ones from the past couple of weeks:
I finished my Lighthouse this week. Since it was layered acrylics and gel medium, it took me a bit longer to paint. It is 20×16 on canvas.
In between waiting for paint to dry I continued with my alcohol ink paintings. Love this medium. It allows for both representational art or abstract. I have noticed that the Ranger inks have more alcohol than the Piñata inks.
So this week I collected everything I needed to start my new adventure with alcohol inks – yupo paper, 99% alcohol, blending solution, brushes, etc. and started experimenting. I watched lots of videos wherein one lady suggested using the shiny side of freezer paper to practice. I will continue to try new techniques. Here are my first decent tries. (A couple of them ended up in the trash).
For the past 6 months, during these isolating time I have been painting up a storm. I noticed that I also picked my subjects by themes. I paint commissions or gifts, but most of the time, it’s whatever catches my fancy and, (my being a Burner and all), self-expression.
First I did a series of 9×12 canvas boards (which I painted about 2 a week) and when I ran out of the 9x12s, I started painting 16×20 canvases. Since these are bigger, I have been painting 1 a week. Well, that has been a lot of paintings. So I decided to hang some of them in our Gallery ∞ here at SNG Studio. I can’t do a show in person right now but I will be making a video next week. I hung and am displaying 15 of over 60 that I have completed in the past 6 months. My art is my refuge and escape from the craziness that is going on in the world.