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MaryAnne Long

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on: July 25, 2018, 03:58:41 PM
I just bought a 12-color set of Dr. Ph. Martin inks. This is my first painting using them, just a made-up sunrise landscape. They do have brilliant color but they dry way too fast for me. I think I will use them only in very limited circumstances, at least for now.  I’d like to hear other people's experiences with them.


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Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 01:31:37 AM
I have wanted to try the inks for some time. I have an artist friend who has done some lovely things using the inks. I find them fascinating. How are you using the inks. just painting them on? I'm guessing this is on paper? I had a hard enough time keeping up with the acrylics drying so fast, not sure this will be a good choice in medium for me...  :think:
I'll have to ask my friend if I can show some of her alcohol ink work here.
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Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 12:35:44 PM
I have seen alcohol ink paintings and they can be quite stunning!  I admire you for being so adventurous with different mediums. 
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Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 06:29:36 AM
My first few attempts with the inks were not too good.  They dry very fast, making them hard to control.

This, however, is one that I really like.  I used the dropper on wet 140 lb. watercolor paper, instead of using a brush. I added some watercolor powder, too.


I have named it "Bird on a Wire" and hope to make a QR code to go with it, so that people can listen to the song (by Leonard Cohen) while they look at it.  I am entering it in the miniature show in November because it is only 10" x 8."

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Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 06:29:12 AM
Ok. Someone is going to have to lock up my inks and watercolor powder. I call this one “The Serpent’s Quilt and a Few Bad Dreams.” Good title??


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Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 11:25:45 AM
I really like "Bird on a wire" Mea.  Great idea. 

Serpent's quilt reminds of peacock for some reason.  Looks like you are having great fun with this. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 01:07:04 PM
You're right MaryLou.... I got the peacock image right off. Looks a bit like he got an over exuberant student at the hair (feather) salon!  :2funny:

Great piece Mea, shows lots of dimension, could be a lovely English garden.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 03:33:27 PM
Thanks, Va and Mary Lou.  Yes, there is somewhat of a peacock look to it, although their is no headdress like a peacock has.

Thanks, Mary Lou, Bird on a Wire is ready for the next exhibit.

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Reply #8 on: August 02, 2018, 05:20:11 PM
Posted the serpent painting on Facebook and a friend wants to buy it.  I'm excited.

Also, just sold 750 of my postcards of the Cape Cod Canal Railroad bridge to two companies on Cape Cod.

Wow, what a week.

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Reply #9 on: August 03, 2018, 12:40:59 PM
Congratulations Mea! Well done you.  O0      :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #10 on: August 04, 2018, 04:21:22 AM
Well done on your sales, Mea! I've always wanted to try them too.... One day. Maybe if you painted on Yupo they wouldn't dry so fast. The chaotic results you get on Yupo should suit your abstract style.


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Reply #11 on: August 04, 2018, 06:13:04 AM
Thanks, Linley.  Maybe that's my style - chaos.

Thanks, Val.

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