Pouring paint directly onto a canvas, and then tilting the canvas to move the paint around, is a technique that blends the colors together beautifully. Even when dry the the paint appears to flow and mix itself over the canvas. This week we are giving this a try. It is not my usual process, so I am having to dig deep to find the process that will work for me, and for my students. Your creative choices are your palette of colours that you choose (I have pre-mixed several, ready to go), and then, how you tilt, move, pour and even coax a little with palette knives or brushes.
In my first paintings, I did not want to cover the whole surface - partly because I didn't want to use up too much paint before my students got at it:) I am thinking of making some of the white spaces in the first sample little creatures. In the second I may simply paint the white areas a dark blue colour. I simulated that in Photoshop in the third image. Other creative potential: see what you see in your piece and enhance that image, or simply overpaint an image that resonates for you onto the painting.
Below are some lovely paintings from various artists.
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