Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Painting in Acrylics

This 6x8 painting is an acrylic I made at our monthly art association meeting. The facilitator made a paint blot by squirting paint on one piece of paper and folding the other over onto it and smashing the two together to make mirror images on both sides of paper. We were then asked to paint what we saw. I just took the two predominate colors, yellow and black, and began working with them. When I started I had no idea what it would end up being.

At first I was extremely frustrated, but after some self-talk and encouragement from those around me, I loosened up and actually started having fun with the process. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Tongue in cheek, I'm calling it Sunset Over the Atlantic.


Pom Pom said...

That looks FUN, Debbie! I've never painted with acrylics, but I aim to try! I think your painting is aptly named, by the way.

ON MY MIND said...

My mom says it looks like fire in a bucket. :)