Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This is a continuation of my use of CMYK....cyan, magenta, yellow and black. As a printer of custom labels all day, I wanted to incorporate that use of whats called "full color" into my fluid paint abstracts. Using pigment dispersion from my ink supplier, I mix my colors into a fluid acrylic medium.
This piece is actually 4, 8 x 10 cradled hardwood panels that hang together. They were clamped together and painted as a unit to get the pattern flow between pieces. The sides are painted their corresponding colors. Being abstract, there is no wrong way to hang it, but as you can see, there is a pattern flow between pieces.
As a printer for the past 30 years, ink and color is an all day, everyday thing. My inspiration comes from simple forms and bright colors. I chose acrylic medium for its quick drying properties and wide array of gels and mediums for creating different and interesting textures and movements. My unique technique called “Fluid Acrylic Happiness” is taking pigments from water based flexo ink, mixing it to a fluid medium, and create flows of color on all kinds of supports that cure to a high gloss finish. The process is controlling a pour from a cup or squeeze bottle and allowing it to slowly move and self level on it’s own or by means of manipulating it with various tools or tilting the support to get a more aggressive movement of color. The colorful and organic paintings evokes thought and lets your mind wander, seeing imagery within the flow of colors that bring happiness to your mind and soul. No matter how the painting is viewed, there will always be something different to see.