This is a painting in water based and alcohol based inks and acrylic medium on textured polypropylene gallery wrapped over an inch and a half depth frame. The composition extends over the edges of the frame onto the sides of the painting.
I created this piece by first spraying concentrated water based inks onto the surface to create fields of dispersed color. Then I dripped alcohol ink which stains the surface brown, bleeds red, and turns slightly blue under acrylic medium into the composition. Then I poured clear acrylic medium onto the wet ink, and the medium picked up the pigments from the ink and pulled them into itself, creating flowing patterns as the medium spread. I pushed the medium around a bit with a silicone wedge tool, and lifted the surface in places to control the flow. Once the medium was dry, I sprayed the painting with water, which dispersed the droplets of ink and caused a frosted pattern to form in the background.
This painting is ready to hang with a wire installed in the back. The polypropylene is stapled in the back, with clean edges and no staples showing.
textured polypropylene, water based ink, alcohol ink, acrylic medium, wood stretcher bars, staples