Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday’s prompt is about art, either art on our home’s wall or art in a museum.
The art I choose to stream-of-consciousness on today are acrylic pour paintings I did last year. One of my friends heard about the class being held in a nearby art gallery. I watched a few youtubes before going to have some kind of idea what would be happening. I invited both of my sons and their significant others to go but only older son and his girlfriend went with me. Choosing which colors to join in the painting was the hardest part. Once the colors were chosen then they were layered in a small plastic cup with something called Flotrol, which smooths out the paint, then a few drops of silicon to make “cells”, then an art stick is used to turn it all in the cup very slightly, then turn the cup upside down on the canvas and leave it there for 5 minutes to do its thing, then slowly lift the cup. The next step is tricky as you move the canvas around to make sure the whole thing gets covered. If you want to be brave, you can mess with it a little more and put twirls in it or drops of paint. Then it sits there for 2 days to dry. The canvas has been lifted up from the pizza box underneath to catch drips by little dressing cups so it doesn’t stick to the pizza box when it dries. Son and his girlfriend had fun with it and it was interesting to see how different each of ours turned out.
The light blue and white painting was done the first time I went. The one with pinks (below) was done at the second class, where I went with a friend and her daughter. The second one, I added the flowers at home to change it up a little. I have all of the supplies to do more, and I have done more, but the reality is where will/would I hang them if I keep making them. They are done probably more for the fun of the process than long-term enjoyment, at least for me.