Thursday, June 11, 2015

Painting Without Using Brushes

Sometimes brush work can scare the emerging  artist away from exploring painting for concern of
having the right brush strokes or the "magic brush".  It is fun to try painting with a different approach.
Pouring paint, using plastic cards (old credit cards work great), make up sponges, sea sponges and q-tips can be painting tools.
This is the completed project of a painting which was done using
acrylic paints applied , pouring the first layer and mixing the paints over the surface using the plastic cards.

After the 1st layer dried then charcoal was used to roughly draw some lines to indicate the placement of the building, fields and flower beds.

Additional layers were added with color using sponges .
The artist can use as many layers as desired to develop the painting.  The Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge
will be having a workshop at the Evergreen Lavender Farm in Appomattox, Virginia on June 27th to paint scenes from the Lavender Fields using this technique.  Participants will be given step by step directions to help them develop an individualized work of art with instructions to take home so they can continue their artistic adventures.

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