Saturday, September 10, 2016

Abstract Leaves ~ alcohol inks on Yupo

7x11 alcohol inks on Yupo done a few days ago, another experiment using Pinata brand inks.  Yupo is a synthetic plastic paper invented by the Japanese first introduced to the printing world and marketed as Kimdura.  Many artists including myself have used it for years, preferring its main attibute of slick surface texture to that of traditional cotton paper for watermedia.  Easy to erase mistakes with all media used on it, including the inks, but ink dries very quickly.  With this I used two greens, one yellow, and dark blue.  Dots of magenta were put in last for contrast amongst the leaf shapes.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.