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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Amazing what a brush and a scraper tool can do

So there I was thinking, what shall I paint.  I had my reference photos open and have for ages thought about capturing one in particular....this one from West Bay in Dorset.



But how to tackle it without it being very standard, neat and actually end up with no character to the art.  So I went for loose and free.



As you see I completely changed the colour of the sand cliffs and it took  on a whole new life.
I used a large brush to apply splats (yes, I said Splats) of paint and then used one of these,





A very technical tool, a cut up plastic card, which I literally scraped across the wet paint I had applied.  I did that very randomly and the end result was the painting above.




16 comments:

  1. Fabulous result, Ann, I love it!

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    1. Thanks Judy and it was fun to do :-)

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  2. I love how you created beauty out of splats and an old card. Inspiration can take you anywhere.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your tool trick

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    1. Cheers CJ, I'm going to do some more of these :-)

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  4. Very creative take on the cliff, a beautiful, cool and abstract feel!

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  5. Lovely work, Ann! Thanks for sharing your methods :) xxxCL

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  6. I love using an old credit card to 'schmear' paint around. I don't get the lovely results you did though! ♥♥♥

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    1. It's always a very hit and miss method Robin ;)

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  7. Lovely work! and great method!

    Wishing you the magic and love of the season,
    artmusedog and carol

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  8. You magically transformed it. Lovely, Ann!

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    1. Thanks Joan, it's a nice way of doing a loose painting, kind of paints itself :-)

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