Emotional Art – More Acrylic and Ink Paintings

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.

Kabuki White Lion

And here is the Kabuki Red Lion that I painted earlier this year.

Kabuki Red Lion

I also painted a few alcohol ink paintings, here are ones from the past couple of weeks:

A Mix of two Medias this week

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.

20×16 acrylic on canvas, “Lighthouse” 2020I

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 Pi├▒ata inks.

6×9 alcohol ink on yupo paper, “Palm” 2020
12×9 alcohol ink on foam board, “Sunset” 2020
8 inch round alcohol ink on foam board, “Stellar” 2020

Navigating my way with alcohol 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).

“Sunrise”
“Grapevine”