Spatter Painting No. 22…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: acajou, acanaceous, abune, abthane, absquatulate, acatalectic, and wentletrap. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor has recently taken to using hair gel. Students pointing at, or remarking on, the professor’s hair will apparently be straightway thrown out of class and detained by the caretaker in his dank cubbyhole under the stairs.

Spatter 22... (20 x 21)Splat!… No, not splat! – it’s spatter!…
Yes, it’s another of my recent ‘spatter’ paintings. This one is number 22 in the series; it is 29″ x 20″ in size, and is in acrylic paint and black drawing ink on white watercolour paper.
Lively isn’t? Oh, and it is possibly a little bit more subtle than it might at first seem; there are two colours there, a blending of fluorescent red and fluorescent orange. (as I have mentioned before, digital cameras are sometimes a bit iffy about dealing with Day-Glo colours, so this nuance is possibly not as obvious in the photograph as it is in the real world.)
Is it a solar eclipse?… A coronal mass ejection? (CME)… Is it a degraded Japanese flag in reverse?… Gosh, look at those super specks, and those cheeky rivulets, spreading out from the white hot impact point!…
I suppose dear reader, you are wondering how I arranged to achieve that clear circular area in the middle of the otherwise splashy mess… Well… just to be deliberately annoying, I think I’ll keep that a secret for the time being…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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