In a spin!
Afterburner is a square spin painting created with orange purple and red paints with hints of turquoise, blue and white. It’s a great name for a terrific painting and one I am super happy with.
I’ve been using my rotating table quite a lot recently – mainly in pursuit of a particular camera shot – for the purposes of broadcasting it live on my weekly live streams across the internet.
After a number of failures with tech we managed to film a short sequence and here is the result.
Anyway, all that persistence with making things work has given me the opportunity to paint a number of 100cm square radial spin paintings and this is one of them. If you want to watch how it was made then have a look at this video and skip to the 33:00 mark.
More about the techniques
Spin art is a collective name for paintings created using a rotational movement. I have written about my own thoughts and concepts behind the technique. Learn more about spin art here.
I’m trying to come up with different ideas and concepts and play with them until I reach something I can consider worthy of putting my name to. I am having a lot of fun with it at the moment and am creating some superb artworks.
The combination of colours in Afterburner is a topic noteworthy of mentioning. Bold orange tears open a rift through the whole painting and fills that diagonal with a piercing blast of heat.
This gets tempered with a cool aqua-turquoise and that smooth, deep purple. Then, just as you ease back into comfort mode that red punches a hole through your chest and accelerates you up to warp speed!
It really is a fantastic journey into hyper-space and is going to look amazing on virtually any wall.