Francine Dufour Jones, Alcohol Ink Artist

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Francine Dufour Jones

Foundering Contributor, Artist

Hello Everyone!

My name is Francine Dufour Jones and I love pure bright color! I do many art forms but lately the ones that call to me in which I can  express my love of color are alcohol inks.

I also enjoy  silk painting digital art,  oils and acrylics. You can see all my art forms online at Art by Francine. This blog is about sharing some wonderful tips I have learned from experience and from other alcohol ink painters all over the world. Some tips come from discussions on various groups online.

When I first saw a photo of an alcohol ink painting online I got so excited about the beautiful pure intensity of color!

I have been a silk painter for years and alcohol inks had the same magnetic pull to me because of the dynamic intensity of colors.  I decided I must find out about this vibrant medium.  I took classes and read everything I could find on using alcohol inks.  I had many learning experiences through trial and error, and finally success.  I enjoy sharing what I have learned and new techniques. I teach in person and online classes.  I am so amazed and thankful for the wonderful alcohol ink painters I have met along the way who are willing to share their tips and art. I am grateful for the time we live in and how the Internet has made the world a small place. I am in awe of the technology that allows us to communicate with each other. There is instant translation so that language is no longer a barrier. Wow…. what magic!

Why I Love Alcohol Inks

I love pure bright color! I do many art forms but lately the one that call to me in which I can express my love of color is alcohol ink.

I am enchanted with the way the inks flow as if they have their own agenda. It is like having a secret painting partner.

Alcohol inks can be like meditation or therapy, it can be loose and wild or smooth and controlled (somewhat). I thoroughly enjoy the diversity this medium can offer. I also love seeing how it touches everyone’s art spirit at whatever skill level they may be at. Everyone can play!