Having finished off “Legends” and gotten into poured paints, I wanted to do something that combined that with with the spin art that I’d been trying out over the summer. I had a cool, round canvas from a poured paint bundle that I’d gotten over Christmas, so I figured that made sense to try out, too. And it didn’t turn out at all like I expected.
I did this as a dirty cup pour, with a mix of blues and orange/pink/peach, trying to approximate the colors of a winter sunrise. As I did the pour, I spun the canvas on a wheel to see how that would impact the paint spread.
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I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but the blue ended up overwhelming pretty much all of the other colors. The rest became thin lines of a coral-ish color.
It gives the appearance of waves in the water, as viewed from above.
I like it but I am disappointed, as I’d hoped for a different outcome and I don’t know what I would need to change to get there. I want to learn something from each piece I create and I don’t feel like I learned anything with this one. I also kind of botched sealing it and there’s a bit of a blob of finish that you can see if you look for it.
It’s hard to shake the feeling that this was a wasted opportunity. Maybe, combined with something else I do in the future, I can find something to take away from it.