Tuesday, March 03, 2009

So Just How CRAZY Are These AMIGOS?

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This is my first entry into the "Crazy Amigo" challenge. I hope it's not "2" crazy. The specifications for this week were to use the "spin and splash tool." So I dusted mine off (it always reminds me of Hermine, because I saw the technique in her art first) and spun around some alcohol ink...well a LOT of alcohol ink! It reminds me of a similar gadget they used to have at the "exhibition" when I was a child. For those of you who don't remember, you purchased a white card, and it was attached onto a device very similar to a turn table. It then spun around at the bottom of a deep metal 'vat' and you squeezed gobs of primary and complementary paint colors onto the white card as it swirled around. The SPIN and SPLASH I have is a child's version - plastic, battery operated and scaled down, but the activity hasn't lost its appeal...to me! There is something very freeing and mesmorizing in splatting the ink down, watching the centrifugal force spread it out and then as it slows seeing the final image gradually emerge. A new surprise with every 'splat.' In fact, I think I'll have to try my hand at a few more using other mediums before I put it away again. Below, another version - I altered the colors digitally after I scanned the original into the computer. Since I've been studying color in my studio art class over the past two weeks, I was attempting to achieve a purple-yellow complementary contrast.

14 comments:

José said...

More than beautiful and wonderful crazy. I like it a lot.

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herminesplace said...

This turned out gorgeous!!!

Lidy said...

It's wonderful and not 2 funny!

Lidy said...

It is wonderful and very funny

danisart said...

absolut fantastic

Audrey said...

Gorgeous!

Willy said...

Great piece!

indybev said...

I love the surreal quality of this one! Very well done.

Chriss Rollins said...

Hello,

I have just found you via the very talented Heather's blog.

Wanted to say I love her background and how fab is this post.

I am off for a look around your art work.

Nice to eet you.

chriss x

Petra Tillmann said...

Great idea!

Godelieve said...

AMAZING!!!

Anita said...

F A N T A S T I C!!!

Seth said...

These are "2" cool!