Welcome to week 22 of the Surface Treatment Workshop. This week in the workshop we were using pours. Pours are created by mixing acrylic paint with different mediums to create a pouring mixture which you then pour onto your art and let it run. Here’s my sample:
To create pours you can mix the paint with an assortment of different acrylic mediums. I used just a little gloss gel and water with my acrylic paint. The colours I used were: Paynes Grey, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue and White. I started with a collage base and then let my diluted paint run over it. I like how the colours have run and mingled together. I particularly like how they’ve run over the textured paper in the top left corner. Here’s a closer view:
I enjoyed using pours this week and this is something I will do again in the future. Next week in the workshop we’re using shaving foam – it’s going to get messy! But I’m still looking forward to it….
These are the colours that are inspiring me today ~ turquoise, aqua, and cyan ~ colours on a sea worn boat in the harbour….
Above we have some bleached dark indigo denim (dark indigo denim doesn’t bleach white, it goes a dark cream colour that you see above) along with some cotton dyed with cerulean blue acrylic paint and some rusty stuff.
They’re colours that complement each other so well. Underneath the image I used Photoshop to “paint” colour samples with colours extracted from the image. In real painting terms the colours I see in the image are Indigo, Cerulean Blue, Buff Titanium and Burnt Sienna ~ a beautiful inspiring combination….
I may have a play with these colours later this evening….
I had some sharp sand in the garage left over from a garden project. Above is a macro view – just look at all those lovely colours… how they complement each other so perfectly…. yellows, browns, beige, cream, grey….
I got some black peppercorns and crushed them in a pestle and mortar – I think they could create some lovely texture…
I also found out some broken mussel shells I’d collected from the beach. Notice those blue and brown colours creeping in…. I love them! They’re seaside colours… !
Macro views of the broken mussel shells – yellow ochre, burnt sienna and indigo blue colours with touches of grey…
These three things (sand, peppercorns and mussel shells) are going to be incorporated into my Surface Treatment Workshop samples for this week. I love macro photography – it gives you a whole new world to explore….
This blog post is directly related to my previous post. I need to give some thought as to what colours I’m going to paint my Crackle Paste samples with. I only get one shot at painting these samples – I don’t have time to redo them. They are getting posted this week regardless… ! So the big question is what colours? Yesterday evening, while spending time round at my mum’s, I spent an hour or so doing some watercolour samples to help me make a decision. One possibility is the sample above – some subtle reds and yellows…
or I could paint the rainbow…
maybe some blues and greens with a hint of mauve
or just blue, green and yellow.
I love the blue and brown combinations above and below… !
The colour sample above is my favourite – a vintage pale blue on the outside gently tinted with the rusty orange Burnt Sienna and intense blue in the centre for a little extra impact.
The blues and greys are looking lovely too….
Above we have Indigo on the left and Paynes Grey on the right. The difference between them is very subtle. I love Indigo….
Or maybe just shades of blue…
These watercolour samples have given me some great ideas to help me decide what colours to paint my Crackle Paste samples. They’ve helped me narrow down what I really love and what I’m not so keen on…