Yesterday I went looking for some cheap canvas and gesso. I came home with 5 sheets of Foamcore. I reasoned that I had saved money getting that for my painting pours – I had never used it before, so it would be interesting to say the least. This was A3 size. Acrylic and water.
It started out well…lovely detail shots here
If only it would stay like that…hrrmph! Like all pours, things change, and this is how it dried out this morning.
Its alright I suppose…..still some nice detailing mostly….but the beginning was much better. Also, being foamcore, it warped like mad, making the paint pool in the most annoying way!
But hey, its all about the learning. I wonder what else I can use…..
Well hello everyone! How are you all? Let me present my newest obsession…
Now I’m not yet done with collage, oh no…..but I did want to try something a bit different. See, this is what I do….(for new followers) I get all interested in something, try it out for a while until I feel I have learned it, then I move on to something else. The collages were/are a joy but I still feel its not *my* work, y’know…from start to finish.
I wanted to get back to painting, and I was in the mood for bold bright colours, to brighten up this gloomy cold weather (and world mood, heh!) that seems to have descended upon us.
So, as I’m into abstracts, and normally I paint amorphous shapes, I thought I would practice some hard edge lines. Now, as this is my first one, its still got a way to go as far as the clean fine lines go, but its big, bold, and bright – the canvas is quite large (for me, anyway, 50 cm x 70 cm). It took two days, and now I understand why geometric artists don’t do circles. Circles are a killer to paint! Also I’m seeing now that the “horizon” could do with some levelling up….I can’t see that on the actual painting because I’m too close to it. But hey, I’m quite pleased with it for a first go.
So I did this Hairdryer painting
I thought it looked quite firey and red. Very red, actually. It reminded me of what hell might look like. So bizarrely, that led me to look up – of all things – Devil.com to see if it was available (my mind works in strange ways). It was “available for rent or purchase”. So then I looked up God.com.
“Error. Server not available.”
The moral of the story seems to be that even in Cyberspace, God is not for sale, whereas the Devil will do anything for money.
(Disclaimer: This post is for entertainment purposes only. No religious offence is intended or implied)
Hi!! How ARE you? Want to see what I’ve been doing recently? Well, come and have a seat and I will show you. Ok, so…..I have recently been looking at pouring paint videos on Youtube and the results are really pretty and so much fun to do. Thing is, you need a special medium to mix with the acrylic paint in order to make it flow (acrylic paint dries really fast). I don’t actually like mediums because they stink to high heaven and you really have to be careful not to get it on your skin. Plus its not something you can use with kids – well I wouldn’t anyway.
So, I thought I would use what I have already. I chose my bright colourful poster paints, that I was using for paper mache projects. I poured it onto canvas to see what would happen.
I like the way the colour keeps itself clean and doesn’t blend immediately with the other colours.
I dried it with a hairdryer to quicken the process (because I’m impatient like that) and it took less than an hour.
It dries matte, which I don’t like as it shows the texture of the canvas through. It looks much better when its wet.
When I did leave it alone to dry in its own good time (about two days), it develops air bubbles. Not a good look.
I have seen people simply diluting acrylic paint with water, but really, the amount of paint you need is ridiculous PLUS about 2/3 of it gets wasted down the plughole (bad eco vibes there), AND the loss of colour vibrancy, is just not my idea of fun at all. I do prefer the poster paint idea if I can get to loving the matte textured look and sitting drying it for nearly an hour. Hmmm, big ask. But anyway, it was fun and I’m glad I did it for the learning curve.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. Its pouring with rain here, so today I thought I would play with some fractals. Now I know I have said before that I prefer traditional art to digital art, but y’know…. sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone and join the real world, haha! So I played around with an old program called Fractal Domains, and did these two:
And of course I had to play with the new wall art app toy that I found, and put them in situ…. (The room is not mine)
Just an experiment with paint on different surfaces. This turned out quite 3D I think, which is nice.
…..I thought I would add a negative filter to some *bad* decalcomania to see if any improvements could be made. I was quite impressed with these how these turned out, even if they are a bit bright and fluorescent!
So this afternoon I did this. I have no idea what its meant to be – if anything – but I’m just practicing shading (and making a dusty ol’ mess). I don’t like the angle, its too sharp. It was meant to be a bit more rounded, not a corner. I also added flowers (to make it normal, y’know) which was a huge fail and its now in the bin. So…here, for the record, is the original version.
Hello, I have been having a bit of a green painting day today. I am trying to experiment with different textures in decalcomania, and these two happened to be the best (in my opinion, of course, you may think differently, heh!)
This is called “Bubbles on the Seabed”
And this is called “The Lost Shoe”
Hello everyone, Happy Monday! I just thought I would pop in to say hi and I hope you are all well. I’m about to go on a power walk (just trying to keep fit in the rain), but first I wanted to show a couple of things.
Saturday, I did some decalcomania – and these two were the best, I thought
What a creepy little guy that is tucked away in that bit, huh?!
And also this
Is it just me, or is that a Gnome with glasses and a pointy hat?
And finally I worked on some hand-drawn and painted reverse doodle drawings. They are actually called “bi-lteral symmetry” but frankly that’s too much maths speak for me on a Monday morning!
I’m working on another one, but I think I will paint it with gouache rather than watercolour. It will look better with a matt finish – I’m not too keen on the patchy look, heh!
Bye for now 😀