Horses from splodges

Horses are wonderful animals. They have such amazing characters. When I tried to find something in the matching splodges to the previous post I almost immediately found the large horse head. Then the other two emerged from the patterns. I just needed to add some white, green and yellow to differentiate between them.

Splodges into heads

Paint splodges turned into heads. First I saw an eye, then a nose. An open mouth and teeth. I just like looking for things. I was always good at spotting things on those spot the difference cartoons in magazines and newspapers.

I’m good at navigation too and I think that’s the same kind of thing- pattern recognition. I think it’s something humans can practice. Maybe digital and social media is a bad thing if it does not help you interact with the real world.

Rorschach blots?

Acrylic paint splodge between two of my sketchbook pages. I used red, yellow, blue and white in dots then pressed the pages together. Once it dries I want to draw the things I can see on top of the blobs. I think I can see a clown fish and a calf. My hubby says he can see a tiger. I know a very good artist who uses random patterns in something called Shibui art. She draws on top and creates wonderful images. She is very skilled in this type of art… I will see what it turns into….

Done!

Two days of hard work to tie up all the loose ends of this semesters college work. I only hope it all makes sense. I tried fitting imges on a word document, they came out tiny on the PDF. I tried using PowerPoint, it played up, and the images are huge! Ah well, computers are not my speciality.

At least now I can think about life outside of college for a couple of weeks till the start of the next semester. I can try and catch up with life.

Turning some splodges into a butterfly.

Abstract?

A pattern of splodges and marks in ink and paint. What can I turn it into if I draw over it? I’m not sure, it might be a series of faces, eyes, animal heads. People dancing. Whatever is there I will try and find it.

There is a friend of mine on Facebook who creates art from patterns like ghus. She calls it Shibui Found Art. She creates wonderful pictures, maybe I can try and do something with this.

Portraits with splodges

Ten minute portrait studies with black paint splodges from bubble wrap. I used watercolour and black ink pens for the portraits. We did some minoprint a few weeks back but I found gluing down bits of paper then drawing over the top difficult so tried this instead. It also makes you consider where to paint the face!
We were using found items to add interest. My favourite is the pot of brushes obscuring the face of one of the sitters.

Pool

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I use a piece of plastic to keep my acrylic paints moist between using them. A little bit of each paint sticks to the plastic. So I pressed it against a tiny 3 inch square canvas. I did it over and over, rubbing the plastic down onto the canvas and turning it round each time. When I looked at the result I thought it looked like reflections on a pool so added curves to look like ripples from drops of rain. Just simple…

I might turn the orange splodges into goldfish….