I've watched some videos to see how it is done...I guess I am ready as ever. Art Battle Brockville, tonight at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, St. Lawrence College. This is Brockville's first 'Art Battle'- live competitive painting!! Come watch professional and emerging artists battle it out in time limited painting rounds! Who will win? It's up to you!! Come vote! All art will be auctioned at the end of the evening. :)
Admission to the event has been provided by the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery Community Outreach Program. There will be a cash bar at this event.
I did a little practicing this afternoon. I will use mostly credit cards to paint with, but bringing a few brushes too. For this event I will draw from my visual experiences of the countryside around me. I am always inspired by the naked trees reaching their branches to a streaky winter sky. I also love the cocky crows that sit atop the trees enjoying the view. Cold, cold winter solstice almost here as well, casts a spell over the landscape.
I was also intrigued by the wintry fog on Wednesday as I drove home from Ottawa. Wish me luck!
Tonight, along with our textured piece (that we couldn't do last week because of freezing rain we will do an abstract piece. After creating a thinner spackle background texture with palette knife, a background colour is rollored over the canvas. Then paint is applied in patterned squares. While still wet, the painted squares are lightly brushed with a rough, large brush, vertically and horizontally, with the effect of roughly blending the colours beneath. Analaguous colours are best here, so you don't make too muddy a colour anywhere.
Then liquid craft acrylic is dripped onto the surface, and spots of same are added here and there. Finally, I added some dollar store wooden pieces just for fun. And fun it was!
Students may want to apply the paint daubs in an irregular pattern. They always come up with neat innovations.
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