Day 5 of #30paintingsin30days – Still playing with pour paint medium – using copper, brass and green hues. If you are interested in seeing the blog that is inspiring the 30 in 30 project, you can find it here – There’s a plethora of amazing artwork being posted there.
Starting with a base color
one of my favorite colors
I took the day off from work today and spent the morning at the studio. I am happy that the heater is working (somewhat); the last few times I went in, it was pretty cold and hard to do art. I love having a space so close to Casse-Croute Bakery. The warm croissant and coffee was the perfect answer to the cold temp.
Lately, I have been experimenting with the poured paint medium. I am not quite sure if I am liking this process or not. There’s a good deal of giving up control and the mess is a bit more then I am comfortable with (and I like to be messy).
For this experiment, I placed the pouring medium directly on the wood block that I first painted and then added my paint into the medium. I tried to not move the board – I just wanted to see what gravity did to the paint colors. I am not sure what it will look like when it dries (another downside to this process, IMHO). I like more instant gratification!
On Monday, I had the opportunity to take an intro to Pouring Paint class led by Linda Ryan. It was fun and messy! There’s a lot of relinquishing control when doing this technique. I also learned that there are many variables that you have to consider when doing the pouring paint technique: opacity, gravity, how and if the paint sediment settles and how the color changes when it dries, just to name a few.
on the 12 x 12 board – still wet
my test run – on plexiglass
These are my first attempts. I am looking forward to seeing how they look when they are dry. I hope to do more – explore other color combos. Maybe I will try to do them in the 30 in 30 challenge. Yay! Another reason to buy more art supplies!