LP91021 – Solar Byways

This painting was created using the flip cup method. The colors were individually mixed with pouring medium, and then all those colors were added to one cup. You can layer the colors carefully or you can dump them in casually — each will give different results. The cup of paint was then poured on the substrate which is now tilted for composition and to remove excess paint. If silicone was added, this is when cells begin to appear which is a really fun process to watch as the cells evolve over minutes or even hours.

Yes, here we are again, primary colors and cells! Two of my favorites in one painting, and it won’t be the last time you see it if you visit here very often. Loved the vermilion in this which gives great contrast for the other shades.

Underneath the paint is Dionne Warwick’s Valley of the Dolls soundtrack album, released by Scepter Records in 1968.

The original album cover with a sleeve will be provided; be aware that most album covers aren’t pristine but show wear-and-tear as they have been banging around for decades!

Vinyl LP albums make a great round substrate for paint pouring, and add yet another unique element to each painting. They are protected with an acrylic sealant. I make an effort to leave the label on the back clean enough to identify. I will add a sawtooth hanger to the back of the album; if you want a very specific orientation, just let me know so I can place the hanger accordingly.