Pour Painting Part 2
I posted how to make a pour painting using Process colors that blend together and create new colors at random. This is an easy way to make a painting and I used it as an alternative to a solid color field background which I later evolved to a faster method. I returned to the the idea of the pour painting and wanted more detail, a more energetic background. The CMYK Process colors I used were Speedball silkscreen inks for paper.
I used two coats of white spray paint on canvas. Primed canvas is white, but it is a duller grayish shade of white, not bright white. I used distilled water to dilute the inks to about 50% strength and dripped them outdoors using dish detergent bottles. The bottles worked better than I expected. I was happy with the amount of control and being able to drip the different paint colors across the canvas and vary the colors. It would be very easy to cover a large surface area this way. If I try this method again, I think I will mist the canvas down with a layer of water so the splatters and drops of color can flow around and mix together more.