What exactly is experimental painting?
Experimental Painting investigates exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed-media art
From my understanding it is the process and technique of mixed media, blending texture, relief and painting mediums. Did I mention I have been SO EXCITED about experimental painting – they even have a membership :
What I am mostly inspired by is that experimental painting is relief, painting and drawing combined or any combination of visual art and mediums combined. oh the possibilities!! For years I have been on a mission to paint, draw and sculpt to develop all of the disciplines artistically and technically. Experimental painting is a method to work encompassing everything I love about art in one work of art. WOW.
I decided to complete an experimental painting for my Making Your own Art Supplies class that incorporated a drawing by hand – a collage – bas relief cameo from paperclay ( my own sculpture /press molded) and hand sculpted relief – layers of acrylic paint and polymer mediums for depth as well as a molding medium I developed -recipe below.
[ If your working large and want to experiment before buying expensive mediums use 2parts white paint, 2 parts glue or acrylic gel, 10 parts poly filla – takes impressions and drawings very well]. Prime the board or substrate back and front before applying molding mediums.
The Prayer: A work IN Progress –
Here are some links to videos and I would also recommend the book by Lisa Cyr – Experimental Painting
Here is the link to buy the book- ( yes it is a must for every art library)