Alcohol Ink is an amazing medium. You’ve seen some gorgeous work but, as a beginner, have no idea what to do next or how to get more control. I was where you are two years ago when I found Karen Walker’s fabulous Alcohol Ink online classes. Her kindness and inspiration has moved many of us to make Alcohol Ink our medium of choice. She has decided to take a step back from the Alcohol Ink painting world and has handed the teaching torch over to me. The course is online using Moodle, a learning management system, with sharing and discussion in a private Facebook group. Week 1: Exploration
With 30 new videos and an easy to follow text, this course stimulates new ideas and gives you skills to move to the next level of alcohol ink painting. The class will be at your own pace. Each week you will see a new set of videos, instructions and assignments to share with the FB group. The course materials are available to you for one year. The cost of the course is $60 US To register or for further information: Contact Sheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org or private message Sheryl Williams on Facebook There is a short preparation prerequisite course included to make sure that you and your computer/tablet/device are ready to take the class that only takes 30 minutes to complete. I hope you join us on this exciting adventure making alcohol ink your creative medium too.
For the last three months over 80 alcohol ink artists have been working tirelessly to bring techniques and examples to the world in a free eBook. It is a marvelous expression of art from members of the Facebook Alcohol Ink Artists group. You will find two sections: short tutorials and step-by-step techniques.
Special thanks to Willow Wand (Suzie Baker) and Anke v.d. Berg-Quanjer, editors and wizards.
I’ve got three entries: Tree Frog -Pg 12, Using Values to Bring Your Alcohol Ink Painting to Life – P133 and Going Home, Alcohol Ink on Yupo, Based on a Photo Pg 136
The contributors are from all over the world.
Enjoy and please share your comments, I will forward them to the group.
Paint My Photo (PMP) is a wonderful FREE site for those of you that would like to find photos to paint where the photographer has given permission.
In addition to the site is a lovely digital Newsletter that comes out quarterly. It is a fun way to browse through available photos for inspiration.
In this edition there is an interview with Anslie G in Australia that I used for inspiration to paint this “Arabian Reflection.” (Click to enlarge any photos)
Through the interview and portfolio, you get a sense of the photographer’s loves and inspirations.
Robyn Lovelock combs through the PMP site looking for hidden treasures.
There is always an artist showing step by step how they painted a particular picture. In this newsletter Neil Nicholson shows painting a landscape with acrylics. Alcohol artists needn’t worry about the medium, the process is helpful.
One of my favorite portions of this newletter is a group of abstract paintings and the photographs that inspired the artist. Awesome and very “inky.”
I hope you enjoy the PaintMyPhoto site and Newsletter as much as I do.
Here’s short video from the founder Roy Simmons describing the reason for the site and you even get to watch him paint a landscape.