Friday

[art] Fluid Acrylic Painting: Negative space and round form

One technique for pouring is to use negative space- areas that aren't covered with colored paint. You set up for a normal dirty cup pour but surround the upside down cup with white paint before lifting the colored cup. Then the edges blend together but there is still lots of "blank" space:

Trying out negative space. #art #fluidacrylic #fluidart #fluidpainting

These blank areas aren't bare canvas- the are covered in white paint. I love this- would definitely like to try more like this.

I also ordered some round pieces of wood to make planets:

Planet

This was my first time using the swipe technique and it really saved this one. It was a jumbled up mess but the swipe kind of gave the colors direction and evened out the cells. And makes it look more planet-y.

Close-up:

Planet close-up

After doing these paintings non-stop (NON. STOP.) for seven days, the novelty is starting to wear off and I'd like to try and be a bit more careful/thoughtful with how I mix and pour colors. I'm going to put away the paints, allow everything I've made to dry and then start cleaning/varnishing the finished pieces.

I've got plenty of knitting to keep me occupied in the meantime.

TGIF. No big plans for this weekend- just puttering around the house- maybe more sun prints since it's going to be sunny. Patriots on Sunday. 

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