April 28, 2015

Alcohol Ink Tools and Supplies

Hi everyone!  I hope spring has you in a great mood like it does me!  Whew, what a long winter! Good riddance!  When we hit 70 I feel like I can do anything!

I impulsively said what the heck and decided to make a little video with my iPad on the tools I use in alcohol ink painting.  It's very rudimentary but I started!  That's half the battle right?

There will be a learning curve...

I am going to do this though!

I have lot's of ideas and thought well, maybe technique will be most helpful.  That's really what I want to see but no one does it, they just paint.  I like to have all my tools and options spread before me and then I like to go at it! So I am going to make videos like that.  Short bites of technique.


Here is the first one.  I hope this clears some things up and gives you ideas!  I am sure I'll come up with more tools!



If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!!

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February 07, 2015

Copying Art Work. When You Can, When You Can't

I ran across this video today and it fits right in with what I actually wanted to discuss! COOLNESS!

Many people just do not know about this, so I am informing you!  I just released my inks into the Creative Commons Attribution4.0 International.

Click Here to see what you CAN do with the inks.

It's a lot, click on the link for the whole thing, here is a portion

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Please take a little bit of time to listen.  He says it so well!  Not everything is under Creative Commons OR Public Domain.  Public Domain is the easiest to use and deal with.  But another artist?  Well, take a listen.





What Sean describes is what I usually do.  I immerse myself in art or a style of art by many different artists and then I put my spin on it.  Now I can't even help it, I put my spin on it even if I am supposed to be copying something in a class LOL! ;)  A little rebellious side of me showing up.


I have to do it myyyyyy waaayyyyyy!  Remember that song?





There Was A Field of Flowers 8" x 10"


January 13, 2015

Numerary No. 6

Day 13 of Leslie Saeta's January Challenge.  



Numerary No. 6

12" x 12" x 3/4" acrylic, paper and ink mixed media

Gallery wrap canvas, wired and ready to hang

By Kelly Dombrowski
 
About This Painting


I paint what is in my spirit and this day I felt like all the possibilities in the world were achievable including flying!

January 12, 2015

Numerary No. 5

Day 12 of Leslie Saeta's January Challenge.  







Numerary No. 5

12" x 12" x 3/4" acrylic, paper and ink mixed media

Gallery wrap canvas, wired and ready to hang

By Kelly Dombrowski


About This Painting


More mad Photoshop skillz :D.  I am having a blast!

Guts and Glory!  We all need some!  We need permission.  We need to just start and we need something to nudge us or point the way.

January 11, 2015

Numerary No. 4

Day 11 of Leslie Saeta's January Challenge.  

Ok I admit it, I am lost.  There is this foggy confusion that comes over you as you compose, paint, photograph, Photoshop, post everyday for a month and about now is when you start to feel it!

I DID paint ahead :P.  But it's still much effort!  I appreciate everyone's effort in these challenges!








Numerary No. 4

12" x 12" x 3/4" acrylic, paper and ink mixed media

Gallery wrap canvas ,wired and ready to hang

By Kelly Dombrowski


About This Painting


There is something soothing and calming searching for ephemera to put in my paintings and my Photoshop skills are finally being used in my art!  I never saw it coming like this!  In fact it looks a lot like the things I pPhotoshop  The grungy look is a lot easier to do here IMHO!

I kept hearing the word EMERGE in my deepest being.  For me that can mean several things.  Get out of your PJ's and go shopping!  Come out of the Mom Cave and show people what you have been up to!  Go outside, so what if it's freezing!  Or let's travel!  Just myriads of things.

I think this one is transformational really.  Emerge from your chrysalis, your time has come!

January 10, 2015

Numerary No. 3

Day 10 of Leslie Saeta's January Challenge.





Numerary No. 3

12" x 12" x 3/4" acrylic, paper and ink mixed media

Gallery wrap canvas ,wired and ready to hang

By Kelly Dombrowski


About This Painting


I started to really see the potential to make art with what was on my mind or within my soul that came out and surprised me!  I look around at what captures my attention.  Maybe numbers, elements, words.  Some times  a phrase pops in my mind.  This was that!

It means to me that when something good comes your way, squeeze every bit of goodness out of it you can!  Don't think, "Oh I don't deserve this, I'll just take a little bit."  Think omgoodness!  What else is there?  I want it!

It's free for the taking!  Ride it the WHOLE way!

January 09, 2015

Numerary No. 2

Day 9 of Leslie Saeta's January Challenge.




Numerary No. 2

12" x 12" x 3/4" acrylic, paper and ink mixed media

Gallery wrap canvas ,wired and ready to hang

By Kelly Dombrowski


About This Painting


What can I say?  I use every technique and the kitchen sink on these!  Removing, adding, going over, redoing, scraping off!

This one has just numbers and all of them do have numbers hence the connection along with the palette.  This is grunge!  But it's also very interesting to look at!  What do YOU see?