The mad scientist is having lots of fun breathing new life into painting fails recently! This is acrylic texture product, paint and ink on a 6 x 6″ piece of Gessobord by Ampersand:
This one started out as a painting fail from several months back that I almost wanted to remake as soon as it was posted. I fished it out of the pile the other day and added some Golden Molding Paste to it to cover what was below, and then drew swirls into the paste with the back end of a paintbrush. I really love the Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India ink set I bought, but it is extremely strong. I decided to make my own homemade spray ink by adding drops of it into mini mister bottles partially filled with water, and adjusting the mixture until I was happy with the strength of the spray coming out.
This turned out to be an extremely inexpensive way to make wonderfully vibrant spray ink! And you can see how strong the colors are. It also gives you the opportunity to mix up your own colors. (I recently bought a box of 50 small spray bottles very inexpensively on Amazon (only 32 cents per bottle), and plan to make lots more little bottles of spray ink, as combining the colors and watching them mix on the painting was so much fun.) This is not only inexpensive, but a fun and easy way to custom make a spray ink (in this case, multiple colors to play together) especially for your project. I do feel this painting needs a stronger focal point, so I may add a blackbird or crow in the lower right corner. Speaking of which, the August issue of Draw A Bird Day comes to your WordPress screens this Monday, August 8! I hope you will help us make WordPress fly by posting your bird art then! I will do a roundup mid-month with a link to everyone’s beautiful artwork.
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We made it to the halfway point of the work week! Blessings to all for a wonderfully productive rest of the week! Peace.