So for my first experimentation for 2D mark making, I decided to mix and match techniques I’ve learnt from different artists, namely, Cai Guo-Qiang’s method of using stencils and Jackson Pollock’s method of drip painting.
But… lets just say that things didn’t really go according to plan.
My first plan was to create a stencil of a fish and then use drip painting to create the image of a fish through negative space.
However, because the enamel paint I used was too watery, the image of the fish was barely visible. ‘Though I think the image was still pretty interesting as the fish is still trying to be seen. Like a hidden image only seen if you look closely.
I tried to do it a second time this time with thicker red enamel paint. I think the fish shape is slightly more clearer but it is still not significant enough.
So my initial attempt didn’t really go well and I was disappointed.
However, all was not in vain.
This was a cut out taken from a part of the paper used for the previous Splash Fish painting. I really like the Patterns Created and I think that drip painting can be used as one of the methods for an emotion. Maybe excitement ?
Things to take away :
- Stencils should be big to be effective. (At least for this method. Stencil size has to be relative to the type of method of painting used)
- Get thick enamel paint for effective drip painting.