Category: Alex Brooks
More Paint on coasters with silicone
Experiments with Silicone
I recently watched a few videos of Fluid Art made using silicone oil to help produce ‘cells’, I bought a small bottle online and here is an example of a first test run on some paper.
First page of a new mini sketch book I just bought to keep on me at all times when I’m out and about. I like to doodle and this is just an example of the kind of thin I like to do – free form drawing with no conscious conection to anything. Just shapes and lines.
Blues and Yellow pour on black background
Orange , Yellow on black background.
Another jug pour using mainly prmary colours plus purple and some silver.
Blues and Greens
I used an extra chunky canvas on with this pour which draws the eye around to the sides of the canvas.
This how the Blue and white jug pour turned out after it had dried (which took at least two days considering the thickness of the paint) Since I re-used a canvas from a previous pour this pour features some cracking and interesting textures.
Re-using my Last canvas for this pour, I used a glass jug filled with layers of acrylic paint which I then poured onto my canvas. I also use a small kitchen blowtorch to pop any bubbles in the paint which encourages ‘cell’ shapes to appear.
Flip Cup Pour..Experiment
I used a white base coat for this one and layered the other colours in a cup which I then quickly flipped the cup onto my canvas. I continued to work into the resulting effect by swiping and adding more paint.
Acrylic Swipe Number 3
I’ve coated my canvas in a black base coat to work as a background for this one.
More Paint swiping
Experiments with Acrylic Paint
Over the last few weeks I’ve been getting quite messy with acrylic paint. After trying my hand at some Acrylic pouring. The process involes layering paint in a cup or jug and pouring or quickly flipping the paint onto a surface and thentilting the surface to allow the paint to flow over the surface rusulting in some really lovely shapes and patterns.
Here is a link to some experiments I’ve been doing at home.
For this a type of pour I used an old builders trowl I found at my mothers house which worked pretty well to drag the paint across.I used a little water and PVA glue to get the paint to the right consistency.
Starting something new.
My Name is Alex Brooks, and this is my first post after accepting the Jane Phillips Award digital residency 2018. This is a great opportunity for me to share my art and experiments over the summer holidays after finishing my Foundation Art and Design year at UWTSD.
I have a keen interest in both analogue and digital art forms and my practice can vary widely from the more traditional illustration and concept art to more processed digital forms of animation, video and using software such as Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
In the coming weeks I will be posting any video, sketches or photos of anything I am currently being inspired to create.
Over the last three weeks I have been experimenting with a process known as acrylic pouring, which is something I started to experiment with while working on my final modules for Foundation Art and Design. The process involves layering acrylic paint in a cup which is then quickly emptied onto a surface such as wood or canvas. This is something I was keen to get back into, I have an interest in documenting the processes via a time-lapse recording and will be posting the resulting footage to document the method as it develop
The images above are examples of my first attempts at experimenting with acylic pouring for Foundation.