Sunday, August 20, 2023

More drips and splatters

 I've continued with developing the drip and splatter process, this time completing a painting of two classic cars stacked on top of each other in a junkyard, the bottom a red Ford station wagon with a blue Mercury sedan sitting on it's roof. 

This painting is on a gallery wrap canvas, meaning the stretcher bars are 1.5" thick so it can hang without a frame.  I started by applying modeling paste to the whole thing (including the sides) to create texture and painted the sides black.  Then I toned the surface with yellow oxide and then dripped ultramarine blue, yellow oxide, and burnt sienna over most of the surface.  Then it was to the easel where I first started to indicate the composition with some loose and open brush strokes. Then I refined the composition using a black paint pen and then the real painting began with a couple layers of smaller, more refined brush strokes.  Then it was time for some splattering and a few more drips. To finish it off I used a variety of paint pens to add loose and scribbly line work.

painting art classic cars Ford Mercury
"Stacked and Abandoned"
Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, 20" X 20"

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