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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Back to the Inks


Red I
Red II
Red III

I made a trip to the gallery recently to drop off 50 greeting cards to sell. Moo.com was having their 20% sale last month so I had a collection of my favorite cat paintings made into cards. Moo does an amazing job and their quality is superb. I did a review a few years ago on their cards if anyone would care to read it. FYI, even though I think their greeting cards are an odd size, Clearbags carries an acetate sleeve (B46) that fits them perfectly. Another FYI...Moo is currently running a 25% sale which ends midnight Nov. 10th. But I digress....

While I was at the gallery I was asked to produce more ink paintings and other small works. They've proven to be quite popular. I love creating small works. Anything in the 5"x7" range or thereabouts. They go fast and I can try out all sorts of ideas without ruining reams of expensive paper if an idea fails. I've been working on some free form alcohol ink paintings and I just completed a small series focusing on the color red which I'd like to share. These were scanned so the colors are a bit off but not too bad. 

10 comments:

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Sounds like you are on a roll ! Congratulations.. your inks are wonderful

Jeanette Jobson said...

Great that the smaller pieces are selling and you're producing more of the inks. They remind me of encaustics with swirls and unexpected shapes and colour mixes. Have you ever tried encaustics? I think you'd like the effects.

Patty said...

Beautiful, this series of Red. They are simply elegant!

Billie Crain said...

Thank you so much, Siggi. :)

Billie Crain said...

I'd love to try encaustics(!) but I've dabbled in so many mediums and have so many art supplies I've simply run out of room, Jeanette. :-/

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Patty. :) Sometimes it's all about color for me.

cecile graven said...

great work :)

Veronica said...

Lovely work. The color is gorgeous.
Also, thank you for mentioning ClearBags. :)

Billie Crain said...

Hi, Cecile! Thank you. :)

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Veronica! BTW, I love Clearbags. They've never let me down. I can always find just the right size and the prices are so reasonable.