Who couldn’t use a little exercise in creative flow as we move into summer? At our May 20th meeting, we were thrilled to have Jeanne Rhea lead us through a ‘flow’ painting demonstration. Members and guests watched and jotted down notes as Jeanne Rhea and her assistant and fellow artist Elena Gage went over the basics and intermediate steps to make combine science and art together with a dash of unpredictability. Tables were set up around the perimeter of the demo space and everyone had a chance to go with the flow on their own.
From the artist, a word about Going with the Flow or Accidental Painting provided before our demo:
“This technique is for beginners to professional. Everyone will be able to create a small painting. Every painting will be unique. I will demo techniques on creating cells, lace, agate, or dendritic effects. If time permits, webbing, marbling, and feathering will also be shown. I will cover the acrylic paints that work well, the mediums and other supplies made especially to enhance these effects in fluid painting. We will be pouring wet into wet and tilting, swiping, or shaking. No paintbrushes will be used. You will find that this is a great way to loosen up and to just enjoy painting. This technique can be an abstract painting, used as a background, or the techniques can be used in your own art style.”