I’ve been a little obsessed with Emerald Green lately. I think it’s the coming onset of Spring- it can’t come soon enough for me! The trees in North Carolina are about to burst into life- I’m waiting with bated breath and working with green in my studio.
The technique I used for this canvas is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways of painting with acrylics. It makes such unique backgrounds for my mixed media art. I start with a dry canvas and add a few random globs of paint in whatever colors I’ve chosen. I will usually overlap two or three of the colors so they’ll run together, and then I get my spray bottle out and go crazy. I make sure the entire canvas is wet and concentrate a few sprays over the globs of paint. Sometimes I’ll smear them a little with my finger to spread a bit more color if I need to. I love to see how different colors and brands of paint will blend together. I’m working on a video of this technique, too. It’s my first video, so I don’t know how long it will take- hopefully I can get it done in a week or so instead of a month or two. We’ll see.
Of course, adding my paper pieces is what really makes these pieces interesting. It’s so fun to see a piece come alive. It’s almost as if my hand is being directed on where each piece should be placed, and the results are always awesome.