Satellite Series: Untitled

I always like to try working in other painting mediums besides the two most popular mediums, oil and acrylic. I feel this practice is both humbling and exciting, because you never know what you will learn or where a particular medium will take you. When I first created the abstract paintings in the Satellite Series, I wanted to not only get a feel for working in enamels, but I had a strong desire (although an unrealistic one) to become proficient in the medium on the first try. Proficiency takes time and patience to learn a variety of techniques. What I did find out from this experience, was that if you fail to prepare your area with plastic or cloth before you paint (using plastic table clothes as ground cover is another affordable option), you will inevitably end up painting yourself and the rest of your surroundings. Working in a cool, dry, well ventilated area and wearing the proper equipment is important to preserving your health and the health of your friends and family. For additional information on how to paint with enamels and enamel safety, check out these articles:

1. Enamel Paint Safety -http://www.ehow.com/about_6685718_enamel-paint-safety.html

Please Note: Enamels can be very toxic if you are not careful about how you use them. Here is an important link to an article with special measures you can take to protect your health while using enamels – http://www.ehow.com/about_5723435_toxic-effects-brain-enamel-paint.html

2. Properties of Enamel Paint-http://www.ehow.com/info_8197296_properties-enamel-paint.html

3. How to Work With Enamel Paint: 5 Steps – wikiHow
http://www.wikihow.com/Work-With-Enamel-Paint

4. How to Troubleshoot Enamel Paint

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2 thoughts on “Satellite Series: Untitled

    1. Thank you for your compliment. This means a lot to me because it comes from a fellow artist who has quite a bit of experience in the medium (enamels). Great work that you have on your site as well! It reminds me of both Calder’s, and Kenneth Noland’s work!

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