DIY art – in the pink

In the pink

The title of a poem by David Whyte got me started: Everything is Waiting for You.

So I looked around to see what was waiting around the house: emulsion paint from the decorating, filler used to fill in holes, plastic from grocery tubs, tissue paper from a purchase.

And then I played! Added a touch of water- colour to the emulsion. And… voila!

The filler gives texture to the paint, and the tissue paper is ‘stuck on’ with the paint. When the light changes, so do the shadows, giving a bit a dynamism to the picture.

The British artist Gary Hume used domestic paint in his art- particularly gloss paint (called enamel paint in USA).

What a great idea using materials that are probably already in your cupboard!

What’s going to come next? 😀

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