Saturday, March 24, 2012

Gravity Painting #3, 3/24/2012

Today's Gravity Painting test was a learning success, but the piece did not come together as I would have liked.

Things learned:
  • Plastic ketchup bottles that you find at burger restaurants are wonderful for this type of painting
    • However, watering down your paint can cause unwanted textures and bubbles.
    • Adding paint into the bottle without fully mixing it causes some nice effects
  • Pre-gessoed canvas get wrinkled and has other problems when you tear it
Take a look at the detail shots.  I think they look better than the overall piece, which is shown last.
Again, click on images for larger versions.

Finally, the entire picture.  Could the two background tarps be causing the disjointed work on the canvas?  Possibly.