DevaArt Studio

Alcohol Ink Art

Alcohol ink is a wonderful, fluid medium. Sometimes the finished piece looks more impressionistic and sometimes more abstract. I use a very smooth painting board and the colors, which are quite vivid, just float on top of this type of substrate. You will oftentimes see in my alcohol ink art, dragonflies, butterflies, delicate flowers and angels as I consider these subjects to be spiritual in nature and so are depicted in most of my newest alcohol ink paintings.

 

Alcohol Ink Art "Gratitude" by Dee Van Houten

Gratitude
medium: alcohol ink & glass stain 
size: 11"x14"
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 Lyrical Impressionism is the style I refer to for my alcohol ink paintings painted in a more impressionistic manner. The alcohol ink painting, My Secret Garden (below) is in this style. I use a very smooth painting board and the colors, which are very beautiful just float on top of this type of substrate.

 


My Secret Garden
medium: alcohol ink: 
size: 9"x12"
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Enlightenment
medium: alcohol ink: size: 9"x12"
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The alcohol ink art sizes I work in are (all in inches) 5x7, 9x12, 11x14, 5x15 and 20x26. You can always make the painting larger by adding matting and framing which I do suggest doing to keep it protected. I also spray the finished piece with a clear gloss protective spray that will not disturb the ink. I then use a coating of acrylic UV polymer varnish for a final layer of protection.

Matting and framing are not included with my original artwork. The piece will be sent flat (not rolled in a tube) between pieces of paper and cardboard to protect it during shipping.

 

 


 
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