Monday, May 28, 2018

More Inky Skies

Alcohol Ink on Yupo

There are pieces of Yupo laying around the studio, so I'll do a few more alcohol inks
later this week
and then put the sky series on hold for a little while.

Alcohol Ink on Yupo
(An older one, but I don't think I've posted it.)

And it's Debbie's fault.
Artist Debbie Nolan has a beautiful blog called View from Harmony Hills.

About a week ago, Debbie mentioned that she joined a site called Doodlewash.
I headed over there and discovered they are hosting a June art challenge, a watercolor doodle a day. I want to do that so I can be more consistent in posting.

Alcohol Ink on Yupo

Hopefully, it is "easy" (famous last words) enough to do since all that is required is a daily watercolor sketch.
Posting the sketches in small batches, maybe three times a week, sounds like fun.

Alcohol Ink on Yupo

And it's Alexis' fault, too.

I put myself on the wait list for her online Yupo workshop which begins on June 4.
Here's the link: Alexis Bonavitacola.


Gotta start using up those art supplies.



38 comments:

  1. So gorgeous, Chris! The first one looks like a planet we have beamed down to. :)

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  2. i really loved your unique absorbing paintings my friend!

    they held my eyes for long

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  3. Bonjour chère amie,

    Une grande force avec une avalanche de couleurs sublimes !

    Gros bisous

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  4. These are really beautiful Chris - they have a real sci-feel to them.
    They kind of remind me of encaustic wax art too
    Oh ... I know what you mean about using up art supplies too ha ha :)
    Gill x

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    1. Thanks, Gill.
      The inks are lots of fun when you're up for a change.

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  5. Beautiful pieces, good luck with the new challenge!

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  6. Lovely paintings. I'm looking forward to seeing more!!

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  7. Oh my gosh - this paintings are so utterly beautiful ! I love the vibrancy of them...I will miss the sky paintings - but I am looking forward to the daily watercolor challenge - I am sure you will surprise me again ! Have fun with the Yupo workshop and the watercolor challenge dear Chris!
    Very exciting all!
    Hugs, Susi

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    1. Thank you so much, Susi! The inks are transparent so they do the work.
      And yes, I'm looking forward to the month of June!
      Hugs!

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  8. Ah Chris - I will gladly take the blame - I am sure your going to enjoy June's challenge and I will be looking forward to seeing it. Thanks for the mention of my blog too. Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. P.S. Your skies are fabulous. Those alcohol inks are so vibrant. Going to have to give them a try. Hugs!

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    1. Thank YOU, Debbie, for mentioning "Doodlewash" on your blog or I never would have found it. Hoping the challenge will spark a fire.
      And I hope you try the inks. There are tons of YouTube videos out there. If you have a plain white shiny tile, it would be good to practice there because you can use rubbing alcohol to wipe off patterns not to your liking. You can also fix the inks on the tiles with a permanent spray or drizzle resin on them if you want to use them as coasters. Lots of stuff on the internet for you.

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  9. These are really wonderful paintings. Never heard of Alcohol Ink on Yupo.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you, Victor. Alcohol inks are transparent acid-free inks that produce a shiny finish. Yupo is a synthetic paper that resembles glossy photographic paper. Whether you paint on Yupo using alcohol inks or watercolor paint, either will dry only by evaporation.
      God bless you, Victor.

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    2. Thank you for your kind response. I have never been able to paint or draw. Which explains why I admire those who do.

      God bless.

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  10. Beautiful work, Chris! My fav is the yellow sky, green mts & valley!

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    1. Thanks, Teri. I like that one, too.

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  11. Those are just so very pretty :) remind me a lot of agates :)

    I might have to join that in June, sounds like a good idea :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer.
      Oh, I really hope you do the doodle thing in June. Your InkTober sketches are so awesome, but October is such a long time to have to wait to see them.

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  12. The colours are amazing.
    I especially like your first one.

    Enjoy these last few days of May.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Appreciate it.
      Hoping you enjoy the last few days of May, too!

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  13. Hi Chris, thèse paintings are all beautiful. Just love the lines and the exhuberant colors! Take care

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  14. These are fabulous, Chris! What a beautiful colours! Have fun with the June challenge!

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  15. What gorgeous lit from within color and the textures are amazing! Gorgeous pieces, each and every one of them. This is why I like Yupo, not that I've ever been able to manage this look!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry.
      They're more fun once you get the hang of them. I'm looking forward to the upcoming online course.

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  16. Oh you are gonna get very busy !! Love your very striking sky's with gorgeous and powerful colors !

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  17. I would love to watch you painting these wonderful alcohol-inc landscapes, how you can control the colors so well! I just googled, if you can get this yupo paper here too... Yes, but it's quite expensive. But it also works on photo paper or glossy...
    I wish you a lot of fun at the workshop and look forward to your pictures, which you will certainly show us!
    Warm regards Ulrike

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    1. Yes, the Yupo is expensive here too, so I keep most of the pieces small. I also done some things on inexpensive white tile. I'll post some of those.
      I will also post photos from what I learned at the workshop. It sounds really interesting.

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  18. Wow !!! Love those alcohol ink details on the yupo paper......quite stunning

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie

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  19. WOW - these ink skies and landscapes are fantastic!
    The results remind me a little on silk paintings, I own a book about.
    This Yupo paper is it a little bit like photo paper?
    Your post is very inspiring for me - I think I shall try this technique too.
    Warmly, Rike

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  20. Love these surreal landscapes!

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