|Lighting the way - acrylic spray paint and acrylic paint pens|
So, I don't normally post twice in one week very often but I mentioned in my last post about the Society of All Artists and their attempt to set a world record for the largest number of original artworks exhibited under one roof.
|Reuben couldn't be less interested in being my art assistant/model!|
It's open to all artists and the only stipulation is that the art must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches - the size of an Artist Trading Card (ATC).
All the paintings will be exhibited on giant display boards and become part of a permanent exhibition at SAA HQ in Newark, England.
I wanted to have a go but I also wanted to use acrylics so I decided to see how a piece of ATC size watercolour paper would take to being spray painted. Turns out it worked pretty well! I had my background so I just had to decide what to paint on it.
The idea of a lighthouse came to me but the ones up here don't look like the traditional sort of lighthouse - you know the tall round tower, usually red and white. So, I visited my favourite reference photo resource, Paint My Photo, and found a painting by Terry Krysak of a lighthouse in British Columbia, Canada, which was more what I had in mind. I then used a large dollop of artistic licence as well as my Derwent Graphik Liner paint pens.
|My box of Derwent Graphik Paint Liners|
You can send in as many as you like but I think I'm happy to take part with just the one and it's sparked a few ideas of further paintings that I plan to do on canvas.
It doesn't say anywhere whether it is just open to UK artists so if you'd like to be part of attempting to set a world record then just pop over to the SAA's website for more info.
As this is my second post this week, if you haven't already, you can click here to see my earlier post - the pet portrait of the winner of the Scottish SPCA fundraise