I had a bit of free time on the weekend, so along with finishing the watercolour painting that I shared yesterday, I did a quick alcohol ink painting. It’s a sunset beach painting – we all love a pretty sunset, right?
ALCOHOL INK SUNSET
A very talented alcohol ink artist named Vera Worthington has just started a group page for aspiring alcohol ink artists. She lives in the U.S. east coast, and is also a contributing member of the Alcohol Ink Art Community and Society, both of which I’m a member. So joining her FB group was kind of automatic! You can find her group page HERE, if you’d like to learn more about painting with alcohol ink. She recently shared a quick tutorial for this sunset beach painting, so I thought I’d give it a go!
I admit that my oranges kind of took over my sky, but this was just a quick practice piece!
This piece is done on Translucent Yupo, with Ranger alcohol inks. The colours are Sailboat Blue, Sherbet Pink, Valencia, Sunset Orange, Purple Twilight and Pitch Black. When using Translucent Yupo, you notice a difference in how it flows and adheres to the substrate; it is a subtle difference from the regular Yupo.
Another fun thing about Translucent Yupo is that you can paint on both sides of it, giving you another way to create depth, and soften colours. You can see an example of it in the painting I did, below. The details of that painting are in THIS POST.
HAVE FUN PAINTING!
I highly recommend trying out different substrates and mediums, to find what you like! You just never know what you’re going to enjoy using. In the meantime, I hope that you get to enjoy a sunset beach for real, in person.
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