My art teacher came up with a great idea to do a painting without using brushes.
A4 (12″ x 8″)
I used a feather, palette knives, my fingers, cotton wool, natural and synthetic sponges. I’m fairly happy considering it’s my first attempt at this type of painting. I am eager to have another go as I really enjoyed the challenge.
We had a play with Transparent Oil Bar and Charcoal. The Oil Bar is exactly what it says on the tin, it’s oil paint in a bar. To get the Oil Bar and Charcoal to blend softly we used white spirit. It’s a really messy media to work with but, the effects you can create are really interesting. I used different implements to create different effects and textures such as: a toothpick, a palette knife, a paint brush and an old rag. I also experimented with putting Charcoal under or over the Oil Bar.
I have posted my experimentations under the Practice Pieces Tab.