Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What a mess!

I took a stab at drip painting last night. Or perhaps, in my case, "squirt and dribble painting" would be a better way of describing it. I had an brilliant idea and visions of nicely dripped figures, but as you can see, things didn't go exactly as planned.


The "brilliant" idea was to thin some acrylic paint with liquid enamel, put it in a plastic bag, and squirt it out like frosting. Thinking it over, this technique might work great on a large canvas (I will have to try it and report back), but on the small surfaces I was using, it was all just rather silly. And messy.



Sometimes the paint went where I intended, at other times it shot out unexpectedly in the opposite direction. My kitchen resembled the scene of a horrible accident, but I did have a fun time and that was really the point afterall.



After the red paint, I added drops of India ink with an eyedropper. More mess, more fun.

I have some other projects in the works... more on them later!

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4 Comments:

At October 16, 2007 at 8:17 PM , Blogger eb said...

you GO!!!!!!!!!

AmandaMay...

lunch?...

maybe next week?

call me...

xox - eb.

busy but would love to see you

 
At October 16, 2007 at 9:17 PM , Blogger All moments remembered said...

Looks like a fun blog here! Glad I came across you!!
Stacey

 
At October 17, 2007 at 8:12 AM , Blogger rochambeau said...

Dear Ms. Amanda,
Looks like a fun adventure! Don't you love to experiment!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
You brighten my day.
It's great that you and Eb have met!!

Constance

 
At October 17, 2007 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Sherry said...

Having fun is what it should always be about with creativity. If it stops being fun, something is not right!!
Experimentation is the only way to learn something new...we learn as much from our "mistakes" as we do our victories and it's what we turn our mistakes into that can be some of the best work we do.
As I always say, you have to warm up before you get to bat!
And this looks pretty cool to me!

 

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