Spatter Painting No. 29…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘R’.
Generally the other letters do like him, but some of them don’t – it’s the way he stands with his leg out to one side like that – they say he looks like a bit of a poseur…

A Happy New Year to all my lovely readers!
Let’s celebrate the newly born 2017 with some outlandish spattering!

spatter-29-29-x-21Spatter painting No. 29. (2015) Acrylic paint and black ink on drawing paper 29″ x 21″.

Goodness me! This is a bit aggressive isn’t it?
But of course, that is the nature of spatter – airborne paint droplets flying in perfect airborne parabolas around the place – hey, don’t stand too close wearing your nice new shoes Stella!…
As you can see, this one was done with the aid of a couple of my favourite masking devices, a rectangular piece of thick plywood and an upside down round metal pie-dish, bought specifically for the purpose. A hint: if you want to try this yourself, it is a good idea to weight your masking items down with something (perhaps a piece of one of your Auntie Maud’s failed sponge cakes?) to stop too much colour oozing in under their edges – ‘oozing’ is a very nice word, isn’t it? A little bit of ‘oozing under’ a mask is good and ‘natural’, but you don’t want too much – you don’t want to destroy the nice geometry of the masked space. The whole idea here is that we are visually comparing and contrasting clean geometric forms with those very eye-catching, splashy, coloured, messy bits.
This piece is very ‘directional’ isn’t it? It zooms in fast from the top right… and Splat! Oh dear! It encounters the limit of its pale flat world, the corner of the paper. Yes, I know, I am rambling on a bit here… Why don’t we just look at it?… and I will shut up.

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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4 Responses to Spatter Painting No. 29…

  1. Happy New Year! Your spatter painting looks rather like a surreal wheelbarrow that has taken a wobbly in a cow pat! I love the shapes and colours, its great! Spatter on! šŸ™‚

  2. Jheron Bash says:

    Well, I was going to say it immediately made me think of a wheelbarrow, but Scribbleartie’s said that. Happy New Year, Scribbleartie. Great minds!

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