Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
~ Leonardo da Vinci ~
Dee Van Houten
I create my original fine art paintings at DevaArt Studio. The painting below is the newest in my spiritual series and shows just a few small sections because the painting is not yet complete. The mediums I use in this piece are archival ink and acrylic ink. It was created on a museum quality, acid-free illustration board and then mounted on Brazilian white pine stretcher bars, 1" deep. I prefer to mount my illustration board this way and finish the back and sides with acrylic paint. I then add an acrylic satin or matte varnish to the back and sides. The front of the painting is finished with 3 layers of Liquitex Professional satin varnish (the satin finish has a slight sheen to it). The satin varnish is water-based and provides a durable, permanent film. It contains UV protection and is non-yellowing. The mounted painting can be hung without glass or a frame if desired.
Original Fine Art Paintings
medium :: archival acrylic ink
© 2019 Dee Van Houten
Original Alcohol Ink Art
Alcohol ink can be found in a wide range of beautiful, vibrant and bright colors. It is a wonderful medium to work with and can produce many different and surprising outcomes. Alcohol ink hooked me from the first time I used this magical medium. Alcohol ink moves in a very fluid manner, which lets me create some very ethereal looking images.
Alcohol inks are an acid-free, highly-pigmented, permanent and fast drying medium to be used on non-porous surfaces. You can pour them directly from the bottles or they also come in pens, which I love to use. My painting substrate is very smooth and the alcohol ink colors, which are quite vivid, float on top since there is no absorbtion to this type of surface.
The alcohol ink painting sizes I work in are 5x7, 9x12, 11x14 and 20x26 (inches). You can always make the painting larger by adding matting and framing which you should do to keep it protected. I also spray the finished piece with a professional satin, gloss or matte varnish (the satin finish has a slight sheen to it, matte has no sheen and gloss is high sheen). The satin varnish is water-based and provides a durable, permanent film. It contains UV protection and is non-yellowing.that will not disturb the ink. I then use a coating of acrylic UV polymer varnish for a final layer of protection.
The alcohol ink painting below is completed and sold unframed. Please note that the gray border is not on the original painting.
My Secret Garden
medium :: alcohol ink
© 2019 Dee Van Houten
Original Art Reproduced as Giclee Prints
Buy my art. It will make you feel good.
Click on the animal art or Art Nouveau thumbnail above to take you to DevaArt Studio's Fine Art Gallery where you can view and purchase original paintings reproduced as giclee prints.
Animal art and Art Nouveau giclee prints can be purchased from my online gallery at Fine Art America where they take care of the entire secure tranactions. Any work you are not satisifed with may be returned.
My art works are reproduced on museum quality art papers (9 paper types available) or canvas and are available in various sizes. Also offered; custom matting and framing that you can pick out for your print right on the website. The giclee prints are professionally reproduced with exquisite colors.
You may also view my awards and honors page and check out the testimonials page to see why people have been buying and enjoying my art for over 25 years.
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