I'm very excited about this new painting that I called "In The Garden" because of it's stylized flowers. It has so much texture and vibrancy and some sparkle too! I hope that comes across in these photos.
It's my largest alcohol ink painting so far. I did work already larger in acrylics, but have not attempted such a big piece in alcohol inks.
After preparing the canvas with texture medium and gesso, I applied a gorgeous and vibrant color combo of yellow, orange, red, hot pink and purple.
I was first intimidated to work on such a large canvas, because alcohol inks have a short workability as they tend to dry quickly. But I worked with a larger brush and in small sections, always only painting one of the rings that are meant to be stylized flowers.
After the ink was dried sufficiently, I added silver leafing for that special bling and sparkle.
As always, this painting has been protected with sealer, UV archival spray for light-fastness and several layers of topcoat for protection and longevity.
I was thrilled with the outcome and plan to create more of these large canvases.
In fact I was so happy, that I used the "In The Garden" painting as background for the promotional material for my upcoming exhibition.
Check out the headshot that will be used for marketing the show.