Saturday, December 01, 2012

Back to the Inks

I'm back to my alcohol inks and trying a few new techniques. I met June Rollins on Facebook through Wendy Videlock and joined June's AI group on the site. When I saw June's blog (link) I realized that I had seen her work before. She creates the most amazing land and seascapes with alcohol ink on Yupo. June calls them her 'Dreamscapes'. I ordered her DVD and was inspired to start working with more of the Ranger metallic mixatives along with a few new ink colors such as Terra Cotta and Denim.

This particular painting was done with Twilight Purple, Eggplant, Terra Cotta and Ranger's gold mixative. I created the crescent moon with the help of a plumbing and house planning template (link) and a little 70% alcohol on a Q-tip.


Jeanette Jobson said...

Its beautiful. Quite amazing what these inks can produce. The colours are so rich. I love the dream like feel of the landscape.

renate said...

Hello Billie:) That plumbing and house planning template is very handy! The effects of ink on Yupo are very nice. Most beautiful (I think) is de line between the sky and the mountains. It really is a dreamscape! Beautifully done:)

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Jeanette. This medium is even better than watercolor to allow one to 'loosen up'.

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Renate. This little template has come in handy several times for me over the years. I'm not even sure why I bought it but I'm glad I did.