On Friday July 6, 2012, 10 – 11.30am, I will be holding a bubble painting workshop at the Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley, South Australia. I’ll be there in my daggy painting clothes with a bunch of 7-13 year olds exploring bubble printing and the art we can create from it. It is part of a school holiday program, but for those of you don’t have children in that age bracket, you are surely welcome as spectators. Drop in and say hi
I preparation, I’ve dragged out the bubble paints and started creating again (after last week, which was pretty much a waste of space on all fronts, fall out from the nasty bug I had the previous week, I think) and since it is the Summer of Color and this week’s colour is due tomorrow, I chose to play with a deep purple, purple-pink, red and white – Baseball Nut icecream colours apparently (you guys in the US are spoilt for icecream flavours, I envy you this luxury ).
They were definitely fun colours and I’m happy with the prints I made. I haven’t done any final artwork on these as yet as it is so cold here, they are taking forever to dry properly. As it was I had to drag out my hairdryer to touch dry each layer before I printed the next. It turns out that air temperature and humidity are crucial factors in getting a good bubbleprint. An Adelaide winter appears to be not conducive to sharp printing.
I’m quite happy with my haul from today’s experiments. I plan to do more, plus attempt a large bubble painting, so more to come, but for the moment, here are my submissions for the Baseball Nut challenge over at Summer of Color.
I definitely have some ideas for the second one. The others I’m still pondering. I quite adore the colours.
Here are a couple of close ups that caught my eye.
This last one is from the back of the first bubble painting. It is caused by the card sliding across the top of the bubble pile. I think I’m going to have to have a go at creating such marks on purpose and see what I can do with them, because some of them are very interesting.
There is more to come in the near future on bubble painting here on this site. I have plans, so stay tuned If you are interested in the technique used in creating these paintings, here are several posts on that subject – Bubble Painting.