Learn to Paint with Beautiful, Vibrant Alcohol Inks


New: Personalized Ink Coaching via Telephone

$25 for 25 minute session – learn more!

Beginning Inks + Demo videos now available in 4 volumes

Just $10 each!

Each volume contains the full Beginning Inks course – so please feel free to start anywhere! For details and registration information, please visit: https://inkpainting.wordpress.com/video-demonstration-collections/

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Current students: Link to Access Classes:

Coursecraft: https://coursecraft.net/ or https://coursecraft.net/users/tMj

Digital Chalk (really old classes) https://karenwalker.digitalchalk.com/dc/guest/login

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In-person Alcohol Ink Teachers

Chris Blevins
Washington State: Pasco-Kennewick-Richland area

Maribeth Jagger
Texas: McKinney, TX

Alene Sirott-Cope
Northern MA and southern NH Area.

Sandy Sandy
New Jersey: Marlton, NJ

Sue Swain
Oregon: Hillsboro

Stacie Raglione
New Jersey: Central NJ area especially in the Hillsborough – New Brunswick-Princeton area

Sheryl Williams
Colorado: Delta, CO



18 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Karen, I am totally inspired by your work!!! As a recent college grad in fine art, this is a medium I want to experiment with. Watching your video this morning has brought an audible “awe” and great sense of wonder to try painting with alcohol ink today. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

  2. Hello Karen – wow, I’m pretty much lost for words. I’ve just discovered yupo paper and painting with AI’s……….I’ve just watched your video tut on the French water fountain and was blown away. I’ve used AI for quite a while on acetate, glossy cardstock etc but mostly backgrounds. Now I realise how much more you can do with them. I’ve joined the AIA FB group and my yupo paper has just arrived so I hope this leads to me being able to achieve some of my own paintings. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

    • Thank you Karen! The world of Alcohol Ink Painting is wide open! Enjoy and I look forward to seeing you on the AIA FB group board! If you ever have questions, please feel free to email me! (karen@karenwalkerart.com)

  3. I have yust subscribed to your newsletter. I am impressed by your artwork. Have just heard about Yupo and alcohol inks, the latter I was already familiar with. As a cardmaker this is something I really want to try! Thanks!

  4. Good morning, Karen.
    First of all, thank you for sharing your knowledge
    And your work is absolutely beautiful. Having discovered alcohol inks a short time ago and having so much fun experimenting, I showed a few pieces to a well known artist in my area for feedback. She really liked my work but made a comment that has me concerned a bit.
    Hoping you can share your thoughts with me.
    Her concern was the light fastness of inks overall. I would not want to sell a product that is going to fade out overtime. I have to say that as experimenting with the inks I have started with making my own mainly due to costs. I do appreciate the fact that in most cases the better the products the better the results in the long run. As they say, you get what you pay for.
    I will look forward to hearing back from you.
    Scott Smothers

    • Hi Scott,
      Thanks for the kind words and good questions. I believe the concern about fading stems from the fact that the alcohol inks (or many of them) are dye-based which tends to be less lightfast than pigment-based products. Of course, even pigment based paints vary in lightfastness and can fade. From my experience the alcohol inks have held up very well (although I’ve noticed a slight shift in the “wild plum” in some of my early paintings (about 7 years old)). I frame my under glass (no fixative) and they have been fine. As far as selling paintings, I do sell my originals – they are not expensive, and I think worth the risk of some fading 20-50 years from now. Hope this helps! Best, Karen

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