Thursday, June 7, 2012

2nd Floor Challenge #5 - Found Object

Time for a new Second Floor Challenge - this time the challenge is to create something that incorporates or is inspired by a found object.  Can you guess what my found object is?
10 points if you guessed paint splat!!  I was splashing paint around on a big canvas outside a while back and when I got done I saw this little splat - it is less than 1" big but it looked just like a bird.  Go figure!  
How serendipitous!!  I had some background papers that I made on a slow day for fun (squirt three colors of acrylic paint onto paper and then scrape around with an old credit card for an interesting background) and the aqua/yellow/peach one called out to me.  I drew on a bird/branch silhouette with a pencil and then painted all around with white paint.  Thick right by the silhouette and lighter toward the edges so that the texture of the background would show through.  A fun technique that I will definitely revisit sometime in the future!
Linking to:  Artists in Blogland June theme - DREAM and
Paint Party Friday.

32 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love this fun technique too! Great art made from this today! :^) patsy

Ayala Art said...

What an awesome splash! And the birdy turned out great!

Molly said...

Don't you just love those happy accidents! Great splatting! ;-)

Giggles said...

I love those serendipitous moments!!
This is a wonderful colorful piece!!

Hugs Giggles

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh I love this softness Michelle! Great!
Happy PPF!

veronica said...

cool bird! love your mix of colors.
love the bird paint splat! do you have it marked off, so corey doesn't clean it up? tee hee.

Mandy said...

Nice happy colorful piece...xxx

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Gorgeous! I love the idea of scraping the paint for the background. Letting the texture of the background show through on the bird is wonderful. Great work! Happy PPF

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic splash ~ very creative and colorful ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

peggy gatto said...

Fresh and charming!

Janet said...

Inspiration seems to show up everywhere! That little paint splat turned into a beautiful piece of art. I like the technique you used...I'll have to try it.

Carolyn Dube said...

This looks fabulous! If you hadn't said paint splat I never would have guessed! Love how you have the colors in the bird with the background just peeking through on the edges!

Michelle Webb said...

How wonderful that you got inspiration from a paint splash. Marvellous how it turned out though. Happy PPF Michelle x #66

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Wow, I thought that paint splat was purposefully done at first- how cool is that! And I love that you used it for inspiration for your beautiful painting!
Happy PPF!
Stephanie

carlarey said...

Love this! It's just so very happy and simple.

kristin maynes said...

Wow, that paint splatter does look like a bird. Love your painting, the bird is wonderful! Great colors Happy PPF!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

awesome splats... and the colours are gorgeous and fresh!!!

La Abela said...

Beautiful artwork, and original.Saludos

Kat Sloma said...

I love how the layers of bright colors come through in your bird! Happy PPF!

Sabina said...

Wow I can't believe that bird splat wasn't done on purpose. And the bird cutout is really elegant and pretty.

Kristin Dudish said...

Fantastic! I love the idea of the 2nd Floor Challenge... I hadn't heard of it before, but I checked it out and it sounds very cool (I might have to give it a try).

Yours turned out great - I love seeing the paint splat inspiration :)

xo
Kristin

Belinda Carson said...

Prettiest paint splat I've ever seen!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your aqua/yellow/peach bird and credit card technique!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

EVA said...

Great splat! Love the colour combinations. Sweet bird.

Viola said...

So fun that you saw the little bird and painted it! :) Lovely!

Kimberly Jones said...

Fabulous! Love the idea of a paint splat as a found object! The journal spread looks amazing!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

thanks for sharing the how it came about! beautiful.

Nathalie Kalbach said...

What an awesome idea- I love this!!! thanks for playing along wiht me and Julie in the Second Floor Challenge!

Melisa said...

Isn't that cool! Inspiration can come in so many forms. It really is amazing. Love the way you did this. The technique worked perfectly for the subject.

DJ said...

fantastical

pauline said...

Michelle, can you believe that paint splat?! Amazing. Yes, a bird. Of course! Your painting is fabulous... just love those textures in the bkgrd. Lovely work, as usual. xoxo

Heather Santos said...

This came out beautifully! Love your inspiration! I keep thinking about joining in at Second Floor, but haven't yet. Thanks so much for joining us for the June challenge and sorry I didn't make it around sooner to comment!

Heather :)
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