Thursday, April 27, 2017

This is a recent painting that is currently in The Gunnison Gallery in Gunnison Colorado.  I used pinata yellow and Ranger Flamingo to do the poppies.  I first used masking fluid to preserve the white yupo paper so that I could get pure color after pouring the background.  I poured the background and then removed the masking fluid to do the poppies.  Details of stems and buds were added last.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

One of my favorites

This piece is titled "Ode To Joy"   It was painted from my head.  First painted the light background with lots of blending solution (the piece is 38" by 16") to cover the whole piece of Yupo paper, then added the alcohol inks to paint a pale background, added the flowers, then stems.  It made me happy every time I looked at it so the name.  The original sold and  had mixed emotions.  Prints are available in 32X12 aprox and sells matted for $195.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Please don't give up on this blog.  I am learning a lot and will make it much more interesting.  I will keep it mostly on alcohol inks and my techniques.  Thanks for sticking with me.  Here is an older painting.  This was done from a photo.  I was demonstrating it in Vail, Co., and it sold before it was finished.  The light stones were preserved first with masking fluid, as well as the daisies.  The painting was done on 144# Yupo paper 36X14 with Ranger alcohol inks.

Monday, April 3, 2017

It's obvious I have not picked out a new photo.  Took about 8 new paintings into the Gallery In Gunnison, Colorado today.  The owner requested two more large poppy pictures.  Tomorrow I will start a new poppy pic about 38 X16, however it will be out of my head rather than a photo.  I will post the steps as I work on it.

Tuesday mornings I have open studio for any of my students that have had a previous class with me.  We will meet from 9:30 to 11:30.  Bring your current projects or something new you want to start on.  I will give a short demo and we will all work on our own projects.  Cost is $15.  Hope to see you there.

Monday, March 20, 2017

I am in the process of picking out a new painting.  Going through my photos first and I will post which I choose and then post the progress as I go day by day.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It is difficult to get dark areas with alcohol ink.  On this "Sunflower"
I masked off the stems to make them stand our against the darks.  I also masked the sunflower and the leaves.  Then I poured the inks with very little Ranger Blending Solution, after removing the masking medium, I colored in the light areas.  This is painted on 11X14 YUPO.  "Legion Paper" distributed my Yupo.  Check Legion Paper out.  They supply many different art papers and I consider them the top of the line.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

My class for this Saturday March 11 is filled.  The next class is March 25.  Please contact me at 970- 901-9019 for more information.  Class will be held in Cedaredge, Co., in my studio