Mixed media "Fluid Art" abstract painting
- Acrylic paints
- Matt house paint
- Washing up liquid
- Stretched canvas 30 x 25 cm
For this painting I was looking to create a chaotic galaxy, with swirls and contrast and perhaps an intergalactic battle taking place….
People often ask me how I create some of my art, so following is a description of how I painted this one.
To begin with, I covered half the canvas diagonally and painted the uncovered area with matt white house paint, which had been diluted with water and to which a little bit of washing-up liquid had been added. I then dribbled, pre-mixed, acrylic pouring paints onto the white paint stirring them a little to encourage the paints to mix.
Next, I uncovered the other half of the painting and painted it black with white in the corner and dribbled, splatted and threw pre-mixed white, red, gold and purple acrylic paints onto the dark side and again stirred the paints, pulling them across the borders on both sides to blend them. The washing-up liquid that I had added broke the surface tension of the paints a little and helped them to flow into each other.
Below are a few closeup views of the painting.
Check back tomorrow for another painting:
All, December 2022, Fluid Art, Mixed media, Stretched Canvas