Friday, February 22, 2008

"Standing on the water's edge...


reverse painting on acetate with alcohol inks, college ephemera
stamp by 100 Proof Press


standing on the water's edge,

reflecting,

some things seem larger than life.

All you have here my friends is merely a re-exploration of a medium I had forgotten about, alcohol inks. Some time ago I had worked with these inks on heavy glossy paper and really liked the results. This time around, I thought I try them on acetate and enjoyed the result. I didn't want to throw my test away, so I made a collage around it.

I leave you with this thought:
"Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."

I wish you all many experiences and that you will continue to grow and prosper through each one.

For you collage fanatics, blog to note here: Ezequiel Eduardo Ruiz

Thank-you for your kind words and visits, as always- Andrea
My other blogspot: "The Way I See It"

24 comments:

eZeQuIeL RuiZ said...

Thank you for mentioning my blog, make me happy that my collages also are of his pleasure! I also will happen to visit hereabouts mas followed!!
Regards

Sanja said...

wow..this is stunning!:-)

Kim H. said...

Holey mackerel this is gorgeous! I have not played with AI in a while! I have never used acetate like this. So inspiring! Have a wonderful weekend!

LostLuggage said...

Ditto for me...you get the Creativity Award today! It's awesome!

John said...

Post, image, words, other blog - all are simply perfect.

Northern oriole, previously known as Baltimore oriole - now same species asd the one yhou havbe out west which is slightly differently colored.

And the oriole does thrive near water often building nest lakeside.

Lovely image - I sense the beauty of a lazy summer afternoon.

Sweet Irene said...

Very nice "painting," I don't know what else to call it. An artistic image!

Am I correct in understanding that ephemera is a temporary application that will disappear over time, or is that incorrect? I am learning the ins and outs of art vocabulary. You do challenge a person, which I like.

I like the orange and yellow "clouds" at the top, I am very fond of those colors. You don't mind if I "borrow" this do you?

Ciao...

dianeclancy said...

I love this painting!! How great that you re-recognzed a great technique for you!

~ Diane Clancy
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The Artful Eye said...

Irene- this raised a good question, because the definition of ephemera is how you described it: written or printed matter which is meant for short use, however in the collage, mixed media world it has come to mean anything from found object paper,photos, charms, cut imagery to name a few. This ephemera is going nowhere.

In my search for the truth I found there was even a Ephemera Society
http://www.ephemerasociety.org/
I learned something more.

Don't mind if you borrow at all!
Have fun.

Sweet Irene said...

Andrea, there is an award for you over at my place, come and get it.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Excuse moi while I pick my jaw up off the floor...

This is awesomely awesome! I love the composition, the colours, the little face top left, the bird, the EVERYTHING. Oh and I wanna play with that stuff too...will have to scout out craft shop. I've never played with that medium before!

Sweet Irene said...

Thanks, Andrea, for that bit of information. It is clearer to me now what ephemera is and I can see how this is quite a rage and how people have come to collect it and it must have been very exciting to be in on it from the very beginning, but would you tell me some art products or techniques that are specifically ephemeral? Would a collage be ephemeral or would it depend on the materials and techniques used? Is something ephemeral because of the process and the technique and the materials used? I suppose it is, but I am a little unsure how an individual produces it.

Sweet Irene said...

Hi Andrea, yes, Laura Chenel, when you mentioned her name, of course I went and looked her up immediately, because I had tasted her lovely cheese in restaurants in Sonoma.

She is quite an inspiring woman and really made a case for good goat cheese in the United States, but I remember her goat cheese as being very velvety and smooth and rich tasting and not at all tasting like "goat."

We should all be so enterprising and come up with such good ideas. Hurray for her, though, and her good cheese. Now you've made me hungry and I've already eaten. Hee, hee.

Kris Cahill said...

Lovely image, and great thoughts. The composition of this one is wonderful, love the green dragonfly.

I agree, mistakes are how we learn. No mistake = no lesson. I should be a bloody genius by now!!

red tin heart said...

Very wonderful collage! I love doing collages. I haven't lately, but I am going to start doing them again very soon. xoxo nita

Neda said...

I have always been intrigued by these inks but never dared to try them ... Your interpretation is exquisite!

Alfonso said...

standing on the water's edge,

reflecting,

some things seem larger than life.

You have given me some light today: thank you...

Corinne said...

Experience. You would think that I would learn from my mistakes, but there are some I keep making over and over. I think I am finally getting it. It takes me awhile! As always, your artwork is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you my Italian friend!!

Cory said...

Very nice piece......
Thank you for commenting on my blog.
Ink in a pecil is much like wc pencils only it is ink. Depending on how you use it, it can fade out, or bleed (like on his nails) I like to draw with it. Says a "bottle of ink in a pencil" on the pencil.

It will be part of my workshop demo in Fort Collins CO. Mar. 14, 2008

Be well...Cory

hablasballena said...

well, if this is the result of those experiences, then it's been nicely productive. this piece is gogeous. congrats.

mau, ARG

Mauricio said...

Really very wonderful!

I love every detail.

Cheers :o)

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is beautiful.....the composition really draws me in...well done !!!

Sweet Irene said...

Hi Andrea,

I make my images using Paint Shop Pro. It's a nifty program that works similarly to the Adobe Paint Shop. It isn't hard to use, considering even I can use it and I am a little digitally challenged, but make digitally dramatized images, or DDI. :)

Trijnie said...

Beautiful painting, I love the experiment. Happy to be back.

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