Recently, I have been using inks and fluid acrylics to pour on a first layer of color in my abstract botanical paintings. I love the idea of using more organic (less toxic) materials to enhance my new, more organic style of painting. In the above “Wild Flowers”, I decided to try and create dyes and stains from things I had around the kitchen, as a heightened form of organic experimentation. I used saffron, cinnamon, curry, balsamic vinegar, paprika, and cayenne pepper, mixed with a tiny bit of water and then a bit of polymer medium (to bind the pigment together.) At times, it was more like a science project then an art project. In the end, I needed to use a few of my inks to get the most intense colors. I’m happy with the results, though not sure spices are my favorite medium…but a great smelling painting they do make!
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