Oolong's Art & Design

Fireworks at Sundown

I’ve had this gesso-ed canvas sitting around for perhaps 2.5 years and I finally got around to doing something with it.

I wanted to challenge myself and use purple, my most disliked color. I laid down the blue and magenta as palette knife streaks and overlapped at the center to make a royal purple. But it looked really crappy and not at all what I wanted to go for, so I took a paper towel to wipe off the paint and start over. However, as I started smearing the paint vertically, it started looking interesting. So then I sprayed water over it and waited for the pigment to dissolve. I wiped off more paint and the white droplets began to stand out. Then I started dripping water down the canvas for the dripping effect and kept washing away the pigment until it was near white.
I kept doing this, but didn’t know what to do with it. Then my housemate/friend who is also an artist told me it looks like fireworks. I stared at it and what do you know, it does! So I want to work off of that idea. Thanks Aimee.
Hopefully, I can finish this within reasonable time…
Media: Acrylics

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This entry was posted on December 17, 2009 by in Painting, WIP.



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