Summer Palm Painting
Hot summer palms
There's a kind of palm tree here in Key West that has a really skinny trunk. They're whacky and fun to look at. I was never sure about the name of them until I googled them just a minute ago. Google says they are Carpentaria Palms.
Anyway, in my painting class last week I showed my students how to start a painting with a lot of drips. You get some drips flowing down your canvas or paper and when they dry you take out your artistic license and turn them into something fun. I turned my drips and splatters into those "skinny palms" I'm fascinated with. (I learned this technique from artist Robert Burridge.)
I also started a drips and blobs painting that's going to be sailboats,
Hot Summer Palms
acrylic on gallery wrap canvas - 12 x 12"