Saturday, May 23, 2015

Artist Demo - Painting the Mona Lisa with Alcohol Inks


Looks messy, right?  But the outcome is fun.  First I start with a little alcohol ink on a blank piece of Yupo paper.  Then, I try to wipe it away with alcohol and a tissue to create a very light colored but semi-textured image.  Next, I draw in my design (the Mona Lisa) and mask off the light areas with masking fluid.  This is when the fun starts!!  With the light colors being preserved, I am free to drip, drop, scrape, and manipulate the alcohol inks around the painting.  I often use a q-tip with alcohol on it to soften areas, and I use some alcohol ink pens to draw with.  But, the most fun part is putting some alcohol on a tooth brush and flicking it so that the droplets interact with the alcohol inks to make interesting designs.  The next step is to, of course, remove the masking fluid and fix up any areas that need a little work. 

The original painting can be found at my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/listing/232055401/alcohol-inks-on-yupo-painting-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_10 and my other alcohol inks on Yupo paintings can be found here https://www.etsy.com/shop/kauaiartist?section_id=15832235&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6 .   

If you are on Kauai, you can also join me for a class in Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper.  Here is my art class schedule http://www.kauaiartclasses.blogspot.com/ .  I also teach it as a private lesson.  Feel free to contact me at 808-631-9173 if you are interested.  I hope you have enjoyed this demo!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Throw Pillows featuring Marionette's Kauai Art

Decorate your home with these fun and tropical throw pillows.  They are made from 100% cotton fabric and add a stylish statement to any room.   Pillows are available in sizes from 14" x 14" up to 26" x 26".   Each pillow is printed on both sides (same image) and includes a concealed zipper and removable insert (if selected) for easy cleaning.

Humuhumu 6 Throw Pillow

Humuhumu 6 Throw Pillow

 
Kauai Rainbow Plumeria Throw Pillow

Kauai Rainbow Plumeria Throw Pillow

 
Mangoes Throw Pillow

Mangoes Throw Pillow

Hawaiian Cottage I Throw Pillow

Hawaiian Cottage I Throw Pillow

 

I hope you have enjoyed these pillows!  For more designs, please visit http://marionette-taboniar.artistwebsites.com/index.html

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Marionette's Art at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort in Poipu



 Marionette and Joe

I'm so happy to announce that my art work was chosen as part of the permanent decor at the Ilima Terrace restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort in Spa in Poipu.  The designer selected five pieces of my art to decorate the breakfast buffet area.  Mahalo!!

For canvas prints, framed prints, metal prints, cards and more featuring my art, please visit http://marionette-taboniar.artistwebsites.com/ , and for original art and prints directly from my studio, please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/kauaiartist .

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Sea Turtle Honu Prints

Check out my newest prints featuring a Hawaiian Sea Turtle who was sunning himself  at Poipu Beach on the island of Kauai a few weeks ago.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/234037692/turtle-at-poipu-beach-print-8x10-from?ref=shop_home_active_2
8"x10" Giclee Print on Watercolor Paper
$25

https://www.etsy.com/listing/234038430/honu-at-poipu-beach-8x8-ocean-art-print?ref=shop_home_active_1
8"x8" Giclee Print on Watercolor Paper
$20

Find these prints and original art at my Etsy Art Gallery https://www.etsy.com/shop/kauaiartist .

Aloha from Kauai,
Marionette

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kauai Fine Art Prints

These three new designs of mine are now available as prints directly from Fine Art America.  They offer canvas prints, framed prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, greeting cards, phone cases, pillows, and more!

http://marionette-taboniar.artistwebsites.com/featured/majestic-na-pali-coast-marionette-taboniar.html




http://marionette-taboniar.artistwebsites.com/featured/kee-beach-marionette-taboniar.html



http://marionette-taboniar.artistwebsites.com/featured/another-nice-day-at-the-beach-marionette-taboniar.html

They offer a wide variety of frame and mat options.  Plus, they can print very large, which is a great option for home and office decor.  Bring a little Kauai into your life!  For more Marionette's print designs go to: http://marionette-taboniar.artistwebsites.com/

Friday, May 15, 2015

Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper


https://www.etsy.com/listing/232060137/coconut-palm-tree-3-original-alcohol?ref=shop_home_active_5

I have been having lots of fun playing with this newly discovered medium, alcohol inks on Yupo paper which is made from polypropylene and has a nice, slick surface (non absorbent) to work on.  The alcohol inks are dyes immersed in alcohol and can be dripped, scraped with a card, and led around the paper with household items like cotton swabs and markers.  I don't even use a brush with this technique.  But, the best method is loading up an old tooth brush with a little alcohol and raking your finger across it to create little droplets that create exciting effects on the paper!!  Hope you will enjoy these new pieces of art :-)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/232058867/rainbow-eucalyptus-tree-alcohol-inks-on?ref=shop_home_active_6


https://www.etsy.com/listing/232055401/alcohol-inks-on-yupo-painting-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_7

My next Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper class is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 11am to 1pm at my art studio, Painting Paradise, located in Waimea, Kauai. (Or we can always do a private lesson.)  For directions http://www.kauaiartclasses.blogspot.com/p/map-directions.html .   For a current schedule of my art classes, please visit http://www.kauaiartclasses.blogspot.com/ .

Aloha and Mahalo!!