Painting: Container 3

I did a third container, green and blue.

Container 3, acrylic on 11" x 14" canvas, February 2012

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Recapping the rules from patternsthatconnect:

  1. With diluted paint lay a light ground and leave to dry
  2. Pour paint of similar colour onto the ground and spread it by pushing with a brush from the centre towards the edges of the canvas. Allow a shape to form, rather than delineating an outline. Then leave to dry.
  3. Pour other similar colours (in pairs of the same colour) onto the new shape or secondary ground, again allowing them to form their own shapes, but not allowing them to spread beyond the boundaries of the secondary ground.
  4. Around the edge add a ‘frame’ of four different colours, one for each edge, one colour being the same as one in the painting and the others contrasting with the colours laid down so far. Allow the frame to meet the colours of the image but not to cover them.

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I used just two colors for the ‘frame’, and used a green and blue palate, but other than that it’s pretty much the same process as I used for the first and second containers.  Enjoy!  🙂

“That’s all I have to say about that.”  – Forrest Gump



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11 responses to “Painting: Container 3

  1. i like this alot, and i havent forgotten that u invited me to try this format…i got some deadlines on other stuff but ill get to it

  2. Another great one, Zorgor! I love looking at all these abstract shapes. Nice color palette, too. Well done!

  3. I like this one — the technique is really interesting, and then again, there are structured shapes, but then some more free flowing ones too. 🙂

    • Thanks! Excellent point Katie! You’re right, the container does give the free-form blobs structure… More importantly, what you pointed out gives me another idea! Thanks Katie!

  4. sbmacinnis

    I’ll have to try this sometime. Interesting process.

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