I have been painting since around 2003-2004. I have taken Art History courses but never have I taken a class on specific techniques as to use them just for history choices. There is always a new technique available.
I have been told of earthworms or cockroaches dipped in paint and made to crawl across the canvas. While that is cool and all to see that finished product, I will not be utilizing that technique. One technique I learned about recently was pouring and the use of epoxy resin in my artwork. These methods I can get behind as they do not involve anything creepy or crawly.
I studied it at the beginning of the year and began research on this new found method. My very first pour was garbage. My second pour was blissful...
I thought. Yes!! This is it. They are beautiful and wonderfully made of done right but if the colors mix too much then you have a goopy mess on your hands. And floor and all over, lol.
The pours after that we’re 50/50 with a tie in between my latest favs, Earth and Peacockin’. Here’s me making Earth!
Made with Acrylic paints, Floetrol and Water then sealed with polyeurathane. I learned a lot about consistency of the paint and that you need to work fast and have spare paint on hand. I don’t always prepare enough and I just underestimated the need. I would prepare double what I originally prepared. Another tip that I learned by sheer luck? If you have chunky acrylic paint, put a little acetone in the bottle. It will break up the chunks and make it smooth again. Just shake it vigorously.
Earth came out better than I had hoped. Although my daughter calls it “horrid” because it has colors that she doesn’t like, I found it was well received by many, many others.
I will be doing many more “horrid” paintings as I truck along in my artistic journey. Some people will like them, hate them or love them and that’s ok on all three accounts.