Just painting for fun today. No silly experiments, just having a good time with paint. My idea is to do a black swipe, over white, with greens and blues, gradually getting darker as I get further towards the bottom of the panel – furthest away from the black. I’m wondering if the white and black will mix and turn grey. Only one way to find out!
I am adding in a new paint to this one. One from the Martha Stewart Glitter range. The slightly baby pink one with the iridescent glitter called Sugar Cube. All of these look so pretty. If you like a little sparkle and glitter in your art – get them! I don’t think you’ll be sorry.
My canvas was lightly prepared in advance by just painting around the sides and edges with black, being my swiping color. I find that I really like it with a swipe if the paint just drips off the side in places, leaving the swiping color as the main feature on the sides. That looks particularly effective with the black border. It also means you don’t have to stress if the paint doesn’t go over the edge, or even right up to the edge. Your painted border will take care of that.
For once, it turned out pretty much as I was hoping. I think the bottom could have been a bit darker, but I’m still happy as it is. The Sugar Cube glitter paint surprised me nicely because it created some pretty cells where there were pools of the glitter paint, as well as a general glitter all over look from swiping the paint. I’m pleased to say the glitter didn’t all just sink to the bottom and disappear so I’m confident these will work well in pouring and swiping paintings.
As usual, check out the slide show for more photos, wet and dry, and close-ups of the details.