We just returned from San Francisco, and I got this idea while we were walking along the piers from the Ferry Building to the Fisherman’s Wharf!
Although I studied art in school and painted with oils for many years, when I saw some street artists painting super fast with spray paint, my forgotten dream of painting a galaxy was awakened, and I was so excited by some of the cool techniques and the possibilities of this medium that allows one to achieve in minutes what would have take days and weeks.
And the big bonus, no art training required! Everyone can do this with just a little practice!
In a week or two I will share a more complicated painting, you can see small portions of it above, and throughout. But to start, let”s make a warm-up painting in just 5 minutes using only a few colors, how’s that?
Tools and Materials:
- 3M Mask 5201 – this mask is under $20 but works great, I can’t even smell the paint. If you plan to do a lot of spray painting or other types of finishing, it’s very important to use a mask!!
- Spray paints: I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch, and Metallic Blue which is widely available. In this painting I used black, white, yellow, pink, orange, and metallic blue, but you can pick any colors, such as green and purple, which we will use in the next one!
- Poster Boards: Target has a great heavy weight kind 22″x28″(size of the next painting), this simple painting we are making is about 14″x14″. Make sure to use the glossy side for painting this!
- plastic pots, cans, lids, of various sizes, anything with a round shape and a raised or hollow side so it does not touch the paint when placed over the painting
- newspaper, and a small piece of thick paper such as magazine cover
First we will start with the simple steps of creating a floating planet.Continue to next page –