No tape was harmed in the process!
When painting clean-edged chunks of color, a common practice is to use tape to block off areas. When using tape you should also seal the tape edge with a transparent mat medium gel so that paint won’t seep underneath the tape. If you care about the cleanliness of the line though, you will still have to go in with a fine brush to clean up the edges.
Many years ago I was looking through the window at a Romero Britto gallery in Miami Beach and I noticed long thick tracks of black paint which is an indicator that the artist used tape. I found it to be a real turnoff -sort of like discovering how a magic trick works.
I never wanted to blow the illusion, so I rarely use tape and if I do, I make sure it’s not discernible.
Miró & Bigelow
While sketching tonight, my pencils ran out of the stall drawing lots of wild shapes and bubbly chunks of color. It was mad fun and I send a thanks out to the great Juan Miro – a masterful painter and extremely imaginative draftsman.
Screwed down hairdo & a Snow White tan
My favorite moment, when the paint first kisses a blank canvas.
I grounded myself tonight… no twinkly happy hour by the sea, no over-priced dinner served on plates that disappear, no preemptive green beer googles.
Earlier this week I came up with a new art series idea and today I decided this would be beta testing night.
Cool thing is… it ended up feeling like happy hour after all.
Risograph cranks & Viola!
PS: my design became an homage to the great John Baldessari • because I will not make boring art 🎴
Creating a 2 layer design to print. Bottom layer will print in blue and top later will print pretty in pink.
What a waste to not be a plein air painter right now.