Thursday, April 23, 2009

. . . played with paint

Here is a 30 x 30" painting I just finished yesterday. I continued in my quest for color, color, color. I think I achieved that goal in this painting. Pay no attention to any area that appears whitish. . . that's glare.

So, after completing the first painting, and before cleaning up the brushes, and kind of inspired by if not completely following suggestions in Painting Abstracts books, I dripped and splashed the leftover paint on a piece of canvas, threw on some rock salt while it was still very wet, and covered it with plastic wrap. I left it till dry, and this is the result.

And this is just a cropped portion of the second picture. I am completely delighted by this little experiment.


Leslie Avon Miller said...

Absolutely stunning! Obviously very fun as well.

Miki Willa said...

The painting is so exciting with all the vivid colors. I also love the "experiment." I am going to have to try that with my left over paints from my collage pages. Thanks for sharing.

Sojourner Design said...

Looks like you've had a lot of fun! It was great to see all of that second project so we could see the difference between the surface with and without the salt and plastic wrap.

I recently played with plastic wrap alone and was pleased with the results.


Mary Buek said...

Thanks, everyone, for the comments. What a boost. And yes, the splashing around with paint was super fun.