These 3 little studies were all painted primarily using metal tipped squirt bottles. This is a little experiment to see what these bottles are capable of. Each bottle had a different colour mix. There was also one bottle containing just water and finally the big spray bottle.
I had no idea what I was going to paint. I just began by squirting the colours on paper and then modifying the paint by spraying it with water.
I let this dry and then I used a combination of squirting and regular painting to develop the darks. Here are 3 little practices I did.
Squirt bottles are great for creating random, organic shapes such as all the whites areas. These paintings were done about 75% with the squirt bottles.
This next painting had about 30% squirt bottle mainly for the background and middle ground.
The main point of using this ‘experimental’ technique is just that it gives you a different way to look at painting. In it’s proper place it can add some interest and originality to a painting.
I think it’s called ‘letting go!’