Spatter Painting No. 24…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: Rubicon russet, yaffle yellow, biplane blue, gazette green, fog fawn, and Brobdingnagian black.
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Spatter Painting No. 24. 2015. Acrylic paint and black ink on drawing paper about 28″ x 21″.

The word ‘blatt!’ (complete with an exclamation mark by the way) just sprang into my head as I picked this image for this morning’s post. Is it an onomatopoeic word? Of course it is. I think I’ll say it again… Blatt!…
I wasn’t even sure if it was a word, so I looked it up. Oh, I have a vague recollection of it being in a film title, a film I have never seen though, I must have spotted it in my copy of What’s On TV. (Click here) Ah, yes, I was mistaken, one letter in it was wrong – it wasn’t Blatt at all…
But Blatt can be: a German/Jewish surname, a leaf, a ledge, a plateau, a sheet of paper or the petal of a flower – I like that one! It also looks like the sort of word you might see shouting at you on a Roy Lichtenstein painting.
I’ll bet you were expecting this post to be about art, aesthetics, and free-form spatter paintings, and dear reader, not concerning itself with silly made up words – I will try to get back on track…

Are the colours bright enough for you? Not too bright I hope – I mean, who would have the temerity to hang this one on a wall in their nice house? Sitting there, dominating the otherwise tasteful room, and begging people to point at it and say, ‘Good God Clarence!… That’s a bit bright isn’t it?…’ Of course, one day when Clarence features in Homes and Gardens, they will realise that he does have really good taste and that he was always well ahead of his time in the field of stylish and trendy decor…

To me this looks like something going on out there in space – it has the suggestion of an eclipse about it – or perhaps a wayward bumbling asteroid has just smashed into one of the spare unused moons of Saturn (apparently Saturn has lots of unused moons), and the energy of the impact is chucking out dollops of bright molten rock all over the place for fastidious Mr Gravity to sweep up later when cold, to keep, and then he’ll use the remnants to form some elegant new rings…

Oh, that’s enough twaddle for this morning!…

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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12 Responses to Spatter Painting No. 24…

  1. Jheron Bash says:

    I think Clarence is more likely to feature in “World of Interiors”…….

  2. Sharon Mann says:

    A lovely blatt, I always learn a thing or two from you Dave, the word “temerity” is on my new word list. Thank you!

  3. Dana Doran says:

    So, ah, blatt is twaddle?

  4. It looks like a 4 eyed alien looking down and right, with a very grumpy look on its face. Or…OR…..it could be a snowball thrown into someone’s BBQ because its supposed to be Spring now, and yet again, more bloomin’ snow is upon us! So yes I’m going with the angry snowball-in-fire effect. 🙂

  5. I like it. My favorite color combo. And. We have Marv Blatt tire stores here. Just saying.

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