Saturday, June 26, 2010

Finger Paint

~ 10" x 13" abstract acrylic

This was my first attempt at abstract art.

Kind of.

I found this "painting" today while going through all of my art stuff from up in the attic. I made this years and years and so many years ago I had forgotten all about it.

The truth is, I remember making this and it did not start out as art. It started out as a piece of waxed cardboard that I was using as a palette. When I finished the other piece I was painting, I had so much paint left on the palette but it was too mixed up to put back in the bottles. So I decided to add some more colors and see what happened.

I added the last few squirts of some almost empty acrylic paint bottles. Then I mixed and swirled with my finger until that voice artist's have said, "STOP!"

I stopped. And stared. And even though it really is just five minutes worth of grown up finger painting I just fell in love with it. I love the texture and the colors and the whoopee-ness of it.

Who knew?


  1. I think it is really appealing - the distribution of colors and the "strokes." I've taken lots of pictures of my palettes, but never actually painted on them.

  2. I agree. Totally should be hanging on a wall!

  3. I would like to use this image as a backgroud image (texturized and somewhat transparente) for an Brazilian School folder. May I ? Please authorize me (or not) at thanks.