Sunday, 7 February 2010

ACRYLIC INK ORGANIC GROWTH

Whilst at Anitas, we had fun with layering acrylic inks and printing shapes to see what occurred. This little series shows what happened when I used the initial result and developed patterns I saw.

This first one made me think of the biblical burning bush ......




... so I went into the orange firy shapes and developed them with darker shadows and areas between. Here is a close up of the resulting centre.



Then I thought the areas at the base could be joined and harmonized to give the idea of the earth though somewhat egg shaped, with the firy shapes floating above it. Finally I turned it upside down and darkened the area below the globe.

Wasn't that fun?!
Something completely different in landscape and street scene style in my next post also created during my stay at Anitas.

9 comments:

Sandra Rowney said...

Beautiful colours in these, Sandra

DJ said...

Oh, Joan!
The textures and colors in this are so eye-catching...Please put this technique in your toolbox to be used again for work with price tags on it. :-)
Love the definition and drama you added as the piece developed.

Note re my blog: I have something horrible attached and I can't get to it, in order to remove it, so I'm calling in my tech person once more. I'm so sorry it's giving my visitors trouble as well.
~Sigh~

Sandy Maudlin said...

What an adventure with such stunning results. A wonderful painting and very intriguing, too.

lyn said...

Thanks for your comment on the cat sketches and the wire demo went very well!
I've never heard of the acrylic inks, youu are getting some very interesting effects! New tools to try! Isn't the blogosphere wonderful!
Beautiful artwork here, continued success!

debwardart said...

Very neat textures - and the colors sing! I'm not really into abstract, but this painting just begs to be looked at! Looking forward to seeing more paintings using the acrylic inks.

Robert A Vollrath said...

I love this. So organic and other worldly.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. What we call acrylic 'inks' over here in England I think they are known as 'fluid' acrylics in America and possibly elsewhere. Great fun but I wonder if I could ever repeat it to order!!!

RHCarpenter said...

What a very cool experiment - love the colors and shapes - it could be anything at all!

Margaret Ann said...

I love the rich geometric and organic textures in this piece...and of course the brilliant color...What fun you two ladies had! :)