I have been creating acrylic paintings like a fiend. I am, on average, making 3 16 x 20 acrylic paintings per day. I am trying to find a way to use a wet-palette for my acrylics, as I am using up tons of paint each day.
Clive5art is an artist I really enjoy on You Tube. He has a wet palette he uses, which is metal. Here’s where the idea came from, as I have never used a wet palette before.
I have plastic boxes which hold 12×12 scrapbook papers. They open up, but I have them in a storage container, which makes the tops frustrating for me. I have removed them. This removed top is what I used this morning to make the wet palette.
I would recommend using a cheap, disposable food storage box which you can pick up at the Dollar Tree for a buck. I didn’t have one available today, so I used what I did have.
Cheap chamois-type cloths are available at the Dollar Tree as well. It is called the Hardware + Mechanics Shammy. I used this, cut to fit my plastic top. I moistened this with distilled water. On top of this I added parchment paper, also from the Dollar Tree. My box top is larger than my paper, so I just put on two sheets and overlapped them. I sprayed them lightly with my spray bottle of distilled water to moisten them before I added my paint.
Then I added my paint and created the ballet shoes, which is Cinnamon Cooney’s original design. I am creating all these paintings for a fund raiser for one of my theatre kids who has been in a horrific accident. She broke both legs, both ankles and 3 or 4 vertebrae in her back. I contacted Cinnamon and asked permission to use her original designs for this purpose. She was very gracious and agreed enthusiastically!
Here are some of the paintings I have made so far:
I will only sell those paintings, which are not my original designs, with the permission of the original artist. I will not use anyone’s designs and sell them without permission. Just so you know.
This is one thing that I find very important. Respecting the work of artists. They make a huge effort to create their original artwork and it is just flat-out wrong to take their designs and then sell it for profit. (In my case I am selling these things for charity, but you take my meaning here.) Please, when you are painting something from a you-tube video or from something you have seen on-line, do not sell that art work unless you have permission to do so. This should go without saying, but it happens all the time.
I have to say I enjoy spatter painting. This is a technique I have used many times, but never as an art piece. I found I enjoyed the freedom and randomness of the technique and hope to continue creating more pieces this way. I will share my original designs and art work with you, as well as the pieces I have been creating for the fund raiser.
Please share any of your art work here as well. We are a creative group and encouraging each other in our art journey is a good thing.
Have a creative and blessed day!