Vibrant Colors

As the summer of mysterious weather and sudden downpours continues, I have been inspired to add splashes of my own to my distillation series. Bright blues and radiant reds give a certain energy that can bring life into a room. I hope positive vibes are encapsulated in these refreshing new pieces.

                         Splash 060416ai

As always with alcohol ink on aluminum board, there is fluidity and grace that is embedded with every piece. The palette choice adds the spirit, while the form adds the flow. Due to the unique process of alcohol inks, to each and every person there is a slightly different variation in the interpretation of the pieces. From different angles and orientations, a new perspective is unveiled adding a layer of depth to the piece if art.

Although the basics of my process remain constant, the outcome always slightly varies. Creating something completely new to both myself and others is a feat.  I hope these two pieces emanate a new radiance for my audience. The array of colors certainly add something fresh to my repertoire!

TRANSITION

In 2015, I introduced alcohol ink paint medium over my encaustic painting, using it as a gesso as sorts, which I had done for the previous ten years. The transition to paint solely with alcohol ink began January 2016 for a solo show in that year. The fluidity of all my works is ever present, no matter what medium I employ.  Alcohol inks give me the intense color and movement in different ways from my encaustic painting, breathing new . My encaustic has been painted on custom cradled wood boards, but I have found I like a minimal approach for my alcohol ink, which I paint on aluminum panels.

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 Red Orange Gray   36 x 48"

Red Orange Gray   36 x 48"