There are days when it feels like the wars “out in the world” are being waged internally as well. Those are the days to make splatter art with friends!
That’s what happened in my Muse Group on Monday as we took the lead from the irresistible Ralph Steadman, a Welsh illustrator who uses splatters and other ink irregularities to create irreverent mythical creatures. We started the class by watching this video. I recommend this as a great way to loosen up, lighten up and have a chuckle to avoid taking yourself too seriously and ruining all the fun.
So we loaded up our brushes and mouth atomizers and splattered and sprayed, trying not to lob one on each other. . .
And there was the war of the critters!
By the end of class the room had filled up with colorful, zany critters. Who knew all those creatures were just lying in wait to be liberated by a bunch of mixed media painters!