Abstract Painting Exercise: Pouring, Spraying, Throwing Paint

Abstract Painting Exercise: Pouring, Spraying, Throwing Paint
Overcoming Subtleties (acrylic) by Polly Castor

Overcoming Subtleties (acrylic) by Polly Castor

I had a great time doing these. I threw, spattered, and poured paint. It was especially fun to drop paint from a twelve foot height off a deck banister onto paper and watch it splat. I let out practically a war-whoop when I did that. These were an incredible freeing release, and I can’t recommend that experience highly enough. 

It is not all up to chance how these turn out. You can see these two are very different from each other. Both hold the crossroads of many decisions, on color mixing, viscosity of paint, and method of application. Do you put the next layer on while the last one is still wet? Do you move it around and let it run? Move over Jackson Pollack, you didn’t even begin to explore these possibilities!

I’ve uploaded both of these to my gallery, so consider buying prints of them or have their joyful release on your next cell phone cover. Check it out here and here.

Thrown from on High (acrylic) by Polly Castor

Thrown from on High (acrylic) by Polly Castor

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

1 Comment

  1. Susan Trafford 3 weeks ago

    Lots of fun!

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