Little Quirks I. Floral abstract alcohol ink painting
Little Quirks I - Melanie Smolenaars
Alcohol ink on 200gsm Yupo Paper.
28 x 35.5 cm.
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This painting is one part of a pair of paintings called ‘little quirks’. This little one is number 1.
This series consists of 3 paintings with quirky flowers. They have a bit of a fantasy world, or Alice in Wonderland vibe going on. The have a wonderful warm colour palette, and the gold really takes it to the next level!
This painting was painted using alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Yupo paper is a special synthetic paper, developed specifically for art. It is non porous, making it very easy for the inks to flow freely. It doesn't absorb fluids, therefor it doesn't buckle. It is very thick, and hard to rip.
Alcohol inks are highly pigmented, alcohol based inks. They can be used like other media like oils, acrylics and watercolors. By layering the inks, and by using different techniques, the artist can create a feeling of depth and flow. The thing that is different about these inks is how unpredictable they are, and to what extend one can control them. Guiding the inks takes a certain level of skill, but also the ability to accept their unruliness. I think that’s why I love them so much!
It is finished with several layers of UV protection and varnish to help prevent fading.
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