Size: 8″ x 10″ (excluding frame dimensions)
Silver Abstracted was made using painter’s caulk, spray paint, and acrylic paint on canvas board.
I wrote this story in 2016, the piece was created in 2012 so I did my best to remember the details.
Silver Abstracted was an experiment. In the past I have done all kinds of things with painter’s caulk: mixed it with ink, mixed it with acrylic paint, painted over it with ink, painted over it with acrylic paint, even just left it bare. What I didn’t know was how well it would take spray paint.
Over the years I have amassed quite a collection of spray paint. Nothing fancy or expensive, just the stuff you get at Home Depot. Among my collection was some metallic spray paints, including the silver I used on this piece.
I remember browsing around Pinterest and seeing a bunch of abstract art that was, most likely, made using expensive texturizing medium painted with metallic paints. Given my goal is to make art as inexpensive as I can, I thought I’d give it a try with my favorite medium: painter’s caulk (I’ll write a blog post about that at some point). Caulk is a great, inexpensive medium to work with.
After putting the caulk on in a really abstract (one might even say ‘haphazard’) way, I let it cure, then spray painted it outside. After the spray paint dried, I added touches of a darker silver acrylic paint in some of the deep pits. It’s a bit hard to see in the picture.
It’s a simple piece of course. I like making simple pieces that add a bit of uniqueness to anyone’s decor without breaking the bank.
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