The Alcohol Ink Process I enjoy the lack of predictability and control inherent in the combination of alcohol ink on yupo paper. No brushwork is used in my process. Inks are applied directly from bottle to substrate, then blended and moved using plastic straws, paper towels, breeze, and gravity. My goal is to allow the ink to move and blend organically, while finding the right moment to impose myself upon it. I experience the process as a dance, and a meditation, the desired balance of give and take with the medium being a metaphor for life. I can’t imagine a more rewarding way to spend my time!
"Begin Again" New Works on Canvas A sort of "Peter Kitchell meets Georgia O'Keefe", "Begin Again", marks a breakthrough in my work with alcohol ink: I'm finally making the paintings I've always wanted to make! Canvas in sizes ranging from 8x8" to 36x48" are the substrate for these inky abstracts resembling blooming flowers and space nebulae. In this brushless process, inks are poured directly onto the canvas, and spread and blended by tipping the canvas in different directions. Two paintings from the series will be on exhibition May/June 2017 at Studio Channel Island Gallery in Camarillo, California.
Works on Tile Alcohol ink abstract exploration on ceramic and marble tile