I recently painted a Modern Abstract Art piece on canvas using Faux Painting acrylics
I recorded the process on video to create a more visual experience because the use of gravity was part of the process
and by using time lapse video it really picked up the effect that I wanted the viewer to experience.
A Video Study of
Faux Finishing and Painting Techniques Combined with
Modern Abstract Art and Trompe Loeil Painted Effects
could become the next rave in modern interior design, so as always I step outside of the box and thought I would give something like this a try.
Yes it seems like a strange combination but I never claimed to be quite right anyway. Faux finishing has had its turn in the market place with the housing boom when faux painting techniques were the demand for interior designs. Since the fall of new home construction we have seen a big change to a more contemporary style in today’s interior and commercial designs. The demand for traditional faux finishing declined rapidly because faux finishing was only thought of as Old World, and Traditional European painting styles that date back hundreds of years and there are many who think faux painting techniques are a thing of the past in today’s market.
I think not…
I wanted to create a combination of these art forms to show the versatility of faux finishing and old world painting techniques in a way to inform that all art forms can accentuate one another to work together no matter what the trends are for interior design demands. It really is all about color after all and I have already seen how the imported Italian plasters have made the transition into contemporary designs for the commercial industry by incorporating more metallic top coats with geometric patterns.
Although by adding a trompe loeil technique to this abstract painting is of a simple design I only did this to hopefully inspire others to step outside of the box and expand their abilities.
With the making of these two videos I have separated the art forms to get a better understanding of my rough way of explaining and writing about art because sometimes my writing can spin the heads of the higher educated.
In the first part of this technique I wanted to establish the sense of motion which is one of the things in modern art that is common so in order to create it I thought of gravity as being my machine so to speak but also using mother nature as the engine to power the machine.
Yeah I know it’s a weird way to think, who knows where it comes from even my wife can’t figure me out sometimes, could be something residual from the 70’s who knows lol
Contemporary Modern Art is truly a form of its own just as Abstract Art. It is said that having been introduced and mastered by artist Pablo Picasso it is with all artists who strive to create and have their own uniqueness and style. I have often thought about and experimented with combining a number of techniques and styles but with my interest leaning towards abstract and sculpture designs I find myself also leaning into the addition of trompe loeil into my artwork and coming up with some very interesting pieces that I am not ready as of yet to bring out to the public.
Most recognize me for faux finishing, decorative art and some mural work but what most don’t realize is that I have been an artist my whole life and my ability to think outside of the box is far greater than most could even imagine