It’s officially spray paint season, everyone! I have been creating spray paint art for a bit over 8 years whenever the inspiration and weather decides to cooperate with me. I am so super excited to finally be enjoying some lovely warm weather so that I can get out and shake my spray cans! Last Christmas, I decided to give my dad and my nephew some of my paintings for gifts, and they have been talking about them ever since.
This prompted me to make a decision for 2017 to focus more on expanding my knowledge of this art form. As further motivation, I applied for a craft show for my spray paint and I was accepted! So my first craft show was this Sunday (May 7th) at the MIP Craft Show in Milan, Illinois at the Eriksen Car Dealership. And it was totally awesome! Thanks everyone who came out and said hi!
Spray Paint Art
The most important detail of my spray paint art is that it is completely created using only spray paint on poster board. Through various techniques of scraping paint and using old magazines, I create different textures and effects that make these very realistic paintings. It is a lot of fun to play around with this medium! If you are interested in this kind of thing, check out SprayCasso on YouTube.
Spacescapes – Spray Paint Art
Everyone in my family really loves the sci-fi genre. Most of my family are huge Star Wars fan. My dad and I enjoy reading sci-fi novels. It’s a big deal in this family! So I really enjoy to create “spacescapes”. These paintings are a style of spray painting that combines planets, galaxies, stars, and so much more. I have also recently started adding space castles and that kind of thing to my space paintings. Below you can check out some of the new Spacescapes that I created in the last few weeks.
Decorative Flowers – Spray Paint Art
With mother’s day right around the corner, I decided to create some fun and unique flower paintings that Mom would love to receive for her special day! I used a couple special techniques to create these pieces. For the multi-colored daisies, I layered a mixture of colors and then layered black spray paint over the top. Using magazine sheets and a special palette knife I carefully removed some of the black paint to reveal the colors underneath. These pieces remind me of the old scratch board art that I used to do as a kid, where you scribbled with colored crayons and then layered black crayon on top and scratched the crayon off to create your design.
The second technique that I played around with for these decorative flowers involved the use of a straw. I created my backgrounds for each piece and then sprayed the flower colors onto the painting. While the paint was still wet, I used a straw to blow air into the puddle paint to create my flowers. I really love how these flowers turned out! They are just so pretty!
Landscapes – Spray Paint Art
I love the realistic effects that can be achieved using spray paint and the techniques that I have learned. These really come into play when creating these fun landscapes. Often the landscapes have a dreamy and other-worldly feel to them – like something you would see on a different planet!
I tend to include water of some kind, mountains, trees, and other nature elements in these spray paintings. However, my favorite from this recent work is definitely the waterfall with the spring flowers all around it!
Let me know what you think of these new spray paint pieces in the comments below! All of these pieces are now available as prints, home decor, and other products on Society 6. Simply click the image of the painting that you love and it will take you directly to all of the available purchasing options. If you want one of the original paintings, you can feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!