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Fluid art: what it is and how it works

Fluid art: what it is and how it works

What is fluid art? Fluid art is a nontraditional painting technique. Instead of applying paints to a prepared canvas using paintbrushes, you modify the paints to influence their texture and density. Artists then pour the paints onto a prepared surface using a variety...
Drowning Dog (painting + time-lapse video)

Drowning Dog (painting + time-lapse video)

They usually don’t go swimming. I suppose they won’t go swimming anymore. That, or they’ll always be swimming. I guess I’ll know soon enough. I did all I could. Drawing specs Title: Drowning Dog Dimensions: 20″ x 30″ Materials: Acrylic paint, charcoal,...
Hollow (surreal acrylic painting)

Hollow (surreal acrylic painting)

When skies ignite and land is rent, When to the cities we are sent, When from the raging earth we run, I’ll stay behind and ask the sun To let you hide and live to say Your time will come another day. When heaven falls and canyons crack, When poison gasses press and...
Leaking Headache

Leaking Headache

When I close my eyes I can see the ocean floor ropes stretched in a rectangle under the murky grey a broken arm, a red face. There’s a book inside his pillow. That book is the only thing that can save you, but if you touch it they will come with their bloodhounds to...
Altitude [organic form drawing]

Altitude [organic form drawing]

You aspire to greatness—I won’t tell you no Tilt your chin just a little more. That helps you stay above it all Just a little more … But now it’s too high And now you’re so much less than you want to be You’re even farther above it all But...
Face Card (surreal oil pastel drawing)

Face Card (surreal oil pastel drawing)

I overturned a face card and still can’t see its face. Perhaps I’m looking too hard; that’s frequently the case. Drawing specs Title: Face Card Dimensions: 8″ x 10″ Materials: Oil pastels on drawing paper Series: One of my early surreal art pieces, made in...

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