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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Drip, splosh, tilt!



Hello beautiful bloggy friends!

I just had a little giggle when I read back my title...it sounds like I've been drinking too much! In reality I've been holed up in my studio for days working on a Major submission for a painting unit I'm doing towards my Fine Arts Degree. A lot of the time its not much fun painting to someone else's specifications or being graded on your art but these exercises have actually been a lot of fun...with Exercise titles such as Method and Madness and Art for Arts Sake I have been experimenting and having lots of fun just seeing what happens when.... One of the exercises called for lots of experimentation with pouring, spilling and staining. Lots of layers were suggested and so I did just that! Here are the results...aren't they just gorgeous!!


I wanted to experiment with a couple of different surfaces so I started with some pieces of unprimed plywood and randomly dripped some Golden Fluid colours on...


a little spray of water and magical things start to happen....


Using a foam brush to move the paint around I sprayed again and then let them dry a bit before adding up to 4 more layers of the same....


I also worked on canvases, painting them with some Flow medium beforehand. The paints moved differently on this surface and didn't get soaked up like they did with the wood....

the paint layered well on the canvas....


flowing lusciously this way and that....


creating a deep and magical surface...


on the little pieces of plywood figures appeared.....


and dreamy landscapes...desert


and sea......
What shall I paint on them now?
Such a fun technique...have a play with it this week when you get a chance and send me a pic of your drip, splash, tilt works...let me know if you have any questions and most of all have a blissfully creative rest of the week xoxox

12 comments:

Canace said...

These are dreamy and beautiful... thank you for sharing. :o)

Patti said...

These are amazing. The blending of the colors by dripping is awesome. We need a video, girl. You rock.

kristen said...

I love these! I definitely know what you mean about art school too. But I loved it and miss it already! I am excited for the future though and contemplating a masters degree! I love your work and thanks for sharing.

Nolwenn said...

This is gorgeous ! Do you remember a bit the names of the colours you used ? they are SO vibrant :)

Palma said...

These are gorgeous! I want to try that but have no fluid acrylics in such nice colours!

A Creative Dream... said...

Wow, how absolutely lovely those turned out... don't you just love it when you try something different and get such a great result!

get stuff done said...

beautiful sploshes drips and colours!

Linda said...

Lovely Lovely work, great beginings, can't wait to see what you do with them Tracy :)

Tracy Verdugo said...

Thanks so much everyone for your sweet comments. Patti and Nolwenn I promise I'll post the colours used tomorrow x

Tracy Verdugo said...

Had to write myself a post it note but I finally wrote down the colours I used... a very limited palette; Golden Fluid acrylics in Red Oxide, Pthalo turquoise mainly with a little Quinachridone Magenta on some, also titanium white and some acrylic artist ink in Flame orange... make sure you have a spray bottle of water handy to keep it all moving and have fun!

Patti said...

You are so sweet. Thanks for the info. I will buy some this week.

Carrie Clayden said...

you have inspired me with these loosey goosey panels. One, to get Golden paints and two, I ordered one of your bedside reading books. I love your art and wish you lived closer so I could do your workshop. I have yet to make it all the way to Australia! Someday though...xoxo