I was gonna buy a large 36" square canvas, of which I already have several...so instead I got this big set of Liquitex acrylic paints.
It's not like I don't already have a slew of paints, but these are all new, and not in different conditions, such as ultra liquid, thick as glue, dried up in the tube etc. Or some such reason.
I didn't open the box for a month, waiting for an auspicious day.
Yesterday was auspicious enough.
To begin, I decided to squirt the paint onto paper, and using my now defunct Blue Cross/Blue Shield card, I scraped the paint all over the surface. Very freeeeeeing!
OK, they are not very interesting at this point, but just think of them as fabric or collage materials. There are even four metallic colors in the set.
|Paint Play #1|
I made the yellow dots with my little fingertip.
|Paint Play #2|
For my second composition, I used three yellows and scraped/painted them onto an 8x10" archival mat board for my background. Rip, rip, paste, rip, rip, paste, and then stamp, draw, paint some more.
I collaged some bits of my tryout papers and drew over them, with gel pen and dip pens.
Acrylic paint, gel and dip pens, colored pencil, acrylic satin varnish.
Now that I can stand at my worktable pain free, I am so going to continue to play like this. Woowoo!