Pamela Caughey – ACRYLIC painting TECHNIQUES – Abstract Process – LOOSEN UP! 😊

Pamela Caughey - ACRYLIC painting TECHNIQUES - Abstract Process - LOOSEN UP!  😊

everybody I've got some really nice walls to work on now I had a master class here recently and I sort of moved everything around as I explained in the other video and so today I thought I would just kind of do some really fun things with paper and I've got some ink here I might dilute it a little bit I'm not sure I've got all my dry mark-making pencils here I've got erasers and then I also found this today at the local hardware store it's this really awesome I don't know how you really just a rod looks like it's made of aluminum is 50 cents and what I did was I taped a bamboo brush to the end because I want to have some really expressive marks with ink and so even though this is a super long rod longer than I probably would have wanted I probably would want to cut this off at some point but the idea of it is to not have control and so we'll see what happens I'm going to just pour some of this ink and this is just traditional Chinese ink this one actually says silver black I don't know if it really matters I'm gonna open this up okay so obviously that's gonna be really runny and then I've got paper here this is my Strathmore mixed media paper and I'm just again going to be kind of just getting warmed up and back into it and I'm gonna just try to exploit all the tools I have here I've actually covered up my wall with plastic because I have a feeling this is gonna get super messy because I want to use my hands and I don't really know we'll see it's just gonna be pretty messy I can already tell I've got some water slave evil mark making tools as well the art graph is all water soluble that's these square little things here I've got the graphite in the carbon and I've got some crepe eyes and I've got some graphite here so those are the things I'm going to be using and we'll just see what happens you kind of fun seeing how little control I have of this I guess the longer it is the less control you have I like the really black mark that ink makes it's really beautiful good thing about walls is that you can paint them again when they get all marked up it's okay so what will I do with this I'm really just doing this as a warm-up exercise and I like to invent different kinds of tools and see what kinds of marks on me I mean this is an awesome mark I don't know right now I'm keeping it super simple with my you know there is no color it's just all about black and white and at some point there may be some Gray's but I'm just keeping a very black-and-white palette I just don't know where these will go and I may come back in with some white let me get some really nice darks I want to experiment with blacks and see how many different kinds of Trance you know transparent blacks and open more opaque blacks and right now this is just ink so I don't think I'm gonna this is just one particular medium but then I can bring in some other things like if I were to add acrylic to this I could do that I'd probably then come in with some white gesso try to cover up conceal some of these marks when I go black over black right now what's here is it's drying and you know it's not as intense as this so I don't know this is the first time I'm trying to do something like this and I don't really know what to expect which is why it's so much fun you this is now diluted ink and obviously it's going to drip because of the gravity so I am kind of glad that I set up the plastic behind here I actually want to blitter ate quite a bit of this white paper and then I'll come back in with my white and just keep playing like this it's really fun and and right now when I'm you know I'm really focusing for the next you know several weeks months I think I might really just be playing like this and not worrying about anything you know not not trying to finish anything because I'm trying to come up with a theme or an idea for this show that I've got coming up it's a solo show University of Idaho and I know they'll be paintings but I don't really know yet what my theme or my idea is going to be and so I think what I want to do is keep doing things like this and just explore I guess lip what happens the experimentation lead me in a direction that I like we'll see what that is you it's all play and it's all really fun and there is no no deadline you know no expectations it's really fun just to let yourself go and give yourself the freedom to play I think the place stage is super super important I think it's more important than any of the other stages in a way in the painting process so here is some acrylic paint in a bucket and here's my brush same brush but I'm going to be using acrylic paint now just to make some more crazy marks just to keep playing and because that's acrylic I'm gonna get a nice thick opaque black unlike the ink which is going to be really thin and watery that's a different kind of mark you my experiment with fast versus slow thick versus thin and again there isn't a lot of control with this particular tool this would just be sort of a you know whatever it's an underpainting of some kind or just a drawing and this is Streatham or mixed media paper not really meant for going into cold wax medium you could do that though if you covered this entire thing after it's dry with clear gesso then you could go back into it but I'm not thinking about mediums right now I'm really just thinking about shape marks and trying to do something I haven't done before and seeing if I can you know what kind of control I can have with the tool this strange is this this will when it dries be much more of a vibrant black than the ink ink is gonna stay washy but the fun begins when I can go back in with white and obliterate a lot of this stuff so that's why I like to put a lot of things down early so that there's more to cover up later and I guess if I hold it more like this you know it's this is quite an interesting edge you can get I'm probably splattering this everywhere including on my glasses who knows but again I think edges are pretty cool especially a floppy brush like this kind of see how feathery that is and you a bit of a glare but you can see all the crazy marks all the crazy little edges and thick and thin depending on how the light is hitting this it's really fun just to get messy I think I started this as an exercise the other day and it started with ink and it's really just foreplay goofing around and layering so today I thought after using the ink and the black acrylic with these really strange tools I would come in and use some white titanium acrylic paint and white gesso and I'm going to use this brown paper for mono printing and I get the brown paper from Ace Hardware store I'm not quite sure what it's used for but it comes in different widths and you'll see as I use them these are the different roles that I have and they're just they last a long time and I think they come in a longer length in this as well but what they do is they just they allow you to transfer paint really really easily I'm going to start with the white gesso because I think that's going to have better coverage and this is very calligraphic very much done with these tools on long dowel rods or along the long wire that I was using so there is very little control and I kind of want to keep with that method I don't want to interject a lot of control yet at this point so like right now this is what I do with the mono print paper I just put white just–all on it and I transfer you and also kind of move it like this over and make it make the paint move it's kind of a smear different effect you versus around you when you use a silicone tool like that you can lift quite a bit of it and get a lot of variation in how much you pick up this is all the monoprint can see the repetitive pattern some thick area some thin and then here is where I came in with the brush the flat brush more monotype and a few black marks that are left I'm gonna let that set up but you can see how it's a very much back and forth thing where you can start with one value coming with the other value go back and forth keep adding marks remove them add them keep playing with it you

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