It’s summertime here. Kids think of the pool. I think of spray painting outside. As I brought my Liquitex spray paints out to the picnic table, I knew there was going to be an Oops. There always is with me. The Oops today was a gift that let me see overspray in a new way.
I covered over an old canvas that never went anywhere with Cadmium Yellow Light Hue spray paint.
Notice that messy edge where the spray paint went over the stencil? I spent about a nano second scolding myself for not putting down a piece of paper to mask it and prevent it. Then I remembered, it is just an Oops.
This top layer of Vivid Lime Green let some of the blue peek through creating more depth without any hard work.
How’d I do it? I put the stencil exactly on top of the image already spray painted. Then shifted it a hair to one side and sprayed.
The Gift in the Oversprayed Oops
Remember that overspray Oops with the blue? That overspray encouraged me to just cover the edges while I adding the green Opera House layer. The actual stencil created the frame as well as the image.
That got me thinking about overspray and how else I could use it to my advantage.
Here’s a work in progress from later in the day. It uses the overspray from the Opera House stencil to create a subtle touch to the composition. Gives me a feeling of the sunshine coming from the Chevron Doily stencil.
Once again…the Oops gives me a gift.