Playing again

These are the same colors, in different proportions, as River Otter. Poured in the same technique, too. Yet so very different endings, oui?

I haven’t added silicone to any of the metallic pours of the last week. However, it’s not needed to create cells. Cells will appear organically as a result of mixing different densities of paint, and I’ve been using a number of inexpensive craft paints this week which has contributed to the variety of lacing, cells and other variations.

While I enjoy silicone cells, especially for how easy they are to create, I’m really loving the organic textures showing up with these metallics.

I won’t tell you what this painting brings to mind for me so as not to color your own experience with it. I will, though, say that once again I’m aware of themes.

I look at quite a bit of fluid acrylic art by a handful of skilled artists. Some of them, I could guess it was their work if I didn’t know because they have distinctive styles. Interestingly, I don’t often “see” things in the abstract work of others. I’m more likely to be touched by the color palette or flow of a piece.

My paintings, however, often have a consistent off-planet atmosphere about them. But as a person who’s been captivated by the idea of galaxies far, far away since I saw the first episode of Star Trek in 1966 (and 3 years later when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon), maybe that isn’t much of a surprise.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

Carl Sagan

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