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Rob DeBartolo


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Painting 18 Followers Member since 2013
Essex, United States

Poured Ink 4 artworks

Flower Paintings using the Poured Ink Technique
This technique really began over 35 years ago as I began my career as a printer. Each color job requires cleaning the press. Removing the ink, which liquefies, and throwing it on paper, creates beautiful images of color, texture, shape and design. Ov... Read More
Flower Paintings using the Poured Ink Technique
This technique really began over 35 years ago as I began my career as a printer. Each color job requires cleaning the press. Removing the ink, which liquefies, and throwing it on paper, creates beautiful images of color, texture, shape and design. Over time the constant visual expressions reveled through this process allowed me to explore and develop a deeper connection to the flower images lying within my soul. It’s as though these flowers were always there, just waiting for the right medium to bloom.

The flowers created by this technique were not painted using traditional paintbrushes and techniques. I have developed a method for diluting oil-based inks and pouring them onto the paper with one hand, while the other hand holds, lifts and moves the paper, creating a flow of flower petals. By layering color on color, drip on drip the petals take on texture, shape and intensity. Using cotton pads dipped in solvent, I create the translucency of petals and leaves.

The process of creating one of the flower images becomes a spiritual dance. I feel transported – become one with the images. The colors and shapes flow and move through me as well as on the paper. My hope is that whoever sees these flowers will not only see them but will also feel them. Read less

36x25 in ©2013 by Rob DeBartolo
©2013 Rob DeBartolo
China Blue - Painting, 36x25 in ©2013 by Rob DeBartolo -
Rob Debartolo ~ China Blue
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34x46 in ©2013 by Rob DeBartolo
©2013 Rob DeBartolo
Floral Splash - Painting, 34x46 in ©2013 by Rob DeBartolo -
Rob Debartolo ~ Floral Splash
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34x46 in ©2013 by Rob DeBartolo
©2013 Rob DeBartolo
Blue Delphinium - Painting, 34x46 in ©2013 by Rob DeBartolo -
Rob Debartolo ~ Blue Delphinium
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24x28 in ©2013 by Rob DeBartolo
©2013 Rob DeBartolo
Poppies - Painting, 24x28 in ©2013 by Rob DeBartolo -
Rob Debartolo ~ Poppies
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