Monday, October 31, 2016

House Paint

I've been taking a little break from the blog, partly because of a busy teaching schedule, and partly because I've been S L O W L Y figuring out how to shoot, edit, and upload video from my iPad.

House PAINT from Jane Davies on Vimeo.

I have been using house paint in my paintings; its unique viscosity and consistency - a little more fluid than Golden Fluid Acrylics, but less so than the High Flow paints or acrylic ink - allows a particular kind of line to form from dripping it.  YES, it is compatible with acrylic paint.

I took paint swatches of about a dozen "favorite" colors to the paint store and found pretty good matches from the available color samples. I had them mix quarts of interior latex, eggshell finish, in  C2, which is a good quality house paint.
At a workshop last week.  The piece on the wall behind me features a turquoise scribble in house paint.  Both pieces of "Big Fat Art" are in process.
Have fun with it!!
NOTE:  I have been having trouble getting the above video to work properly.  While I am working that out, please see my FACEBOOK page, where it works.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Jane - Thanks for the update. I might have to get some house paint to play with. Looks intriguing.

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  2. Cool! But are you concerned about the archival quality of latex? I've heard that it fades faster than acrylic.
    But I imagine if you top with a UV varnish, that solves the issue?

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    1. Indeed! If I have a substantial area of house paint on a painting, I go over it with professional grade acrylics, such as Golden. Being archival and being lightfast are two different things.

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  3. The video freezes at about half way for me. I have looked here, and on the Vimeo sit4, several times and it always does the same thing at the 1:11 mark. Anyone else experience this?

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    1. TRy refreshing the page. THat happened for me, but it seems to be fixed now.

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    2. Actually, now it is doing it again. I will re-upload to Vimeo and see if I can fix it. Stay tuned.

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  4. Thank you for sharing such a creative idea. I love it!

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  5. the video has been removed? I hope it will come back in another form ! All these creative ideas are food for inspiration.

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  6. Wonderful, I love this idea thank you x

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  8. https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/dept/CMP have you seen this paint? It could/should be really flat and some interesting colors..their sage grey under greens looks celadon ish

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  9. In the tradition of Franz Kline.....bravo.....they tried to get him to use artist paints but he just would not change mediums,,,,I wonder if there are any archival issues with his work....mraz

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