Monday, December 30, 2013

Wild Spray

Well, this was a fun experiment!  I have a lot of pieces of plexiglass that are long and narrow that wouldn't work for framing my watercolor paintings but I couldn't bring myself to get rid of them because they seemed like they could be used for something.

I decided to try painting one side with acrylic and use the unpainted side as the 'glass' to protect the painting when framed.  To have this work, I had to paint "backwards", meaning that the details in the foreground of the picture needed to be painted first, which was the spray and foam, and progress toward the colors behind.

I wasn't expecting much but I'm really happy with the result.  I'm sure I will be trying this technique again.

Wild Spray
Image size 8.5" x 29"
Acrylic on Plexiglass

12 comments:

  1. Well this is a perfect example of frugality stimulates creativity. Well done. Says you have no fear of alzheimers either if you can paint this kind of detail backwards. Well done. Happy New Year Nancy, know that 2014 has great things in store for you.

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    1. I can't seem to throw anything away that can be used for some artistic endeavor. After seeing how much fun this project was, I guess that's a good thing. Happy New Year, Nelvia.

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  2. How interesting! And it did turn out beautifully! Hope you have a joyful, peaceful and painterly New Year, Nancy!

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  3. I've saved loose glass and acrylic from frames in which the glass did not get used and hope to some day do something just like this. I love it, Nancy!

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  4. I think you and I have a lot in common Sherry. You should try this technique. I know you'd love it!

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  5. Nancy - what a great job and such a creative idea...I definitely need to give this a try. Hope you have a very Happy New Year. God Bless!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. Happy New Year to you also.

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  6. This is incredible Nancy...very unique and beautiful. Hope to see more of this in the New Year!!! Enjoy!!

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    1. Thank you Hilda. Since I have many skinny pieces of plexiglass, you probably will. Happy New Year.

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  7. Bonjour chère amie,
    Vous avez eu bien raison de faire cette expérience. Elle est franchement réussie. Il y a de nombreuses années maintenant, j'avais voulu faire un essai sur du verre. J'avais travaillé comme vous le dites si parfaitement bien les premiers plans d'abord etc... J'avais peint à l'huile et d'après mes souvenirs et j'irai le vérifier au fond de mon atelier plus tard ! je me demande si sur une des plaque de verre je ne l'avais pas fait sabler !! A vérifier comme je vous le disais...
    Un travail cependant intéressant et similaire à certains peintres naïfs yougoslaves...

    Cette belle vague est vivifiante et nous entraîne à la rêverie. Bravo !

    L'année commence,

    "La sagesse, c'est d'avoir des rêves suffisamment grands pour ne pas les perdre de vue lorsqu'on les poursuit."
    -Oscar Wilde-

    Je vous souhaite une très belle année 2014.

    Gros bisous

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    1. Merci Martinealison. Je pense que je vais essayer ce en utilisant des huiles, comme vous l'avez fait. Je pense que ce serait un peu plus difficile que d'utiliser l'acrylique, mais je sais pas jusqu'à ce que je l'essayer, non?

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