I finished the “Carousel Horse” this week. My inspiration was a painting that my mother did years ago for my friend, Sylvia Mota’s children. I love carousels.
So it’s not too late of a start to this year. I have been painting with alcohol ink and my acrylic painting has slowed down.
I was inspired by the series, The Queen’s Gambit for my January acrylic: Pawn to Queen.
Lost my Haiku in my handwritten Morning Pages. If I find it, I will share it.
2021, here we go…
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).