My Approach to the Action Art Process has two main phases :
Phase Number One :
I start with a solid background using a one or two color layout . I paint these ” background washes ” upright on the easel. I then put the painting on the studio floor and start to drip and splash liquid acrylic paint on the canvas. Sprays of water with splashes and drops of rubbing alcohol mix and begin their flow with the paint. I manipulate the canvas and continue to add liquid acrylic paint, water, and rubbing alcohol.
Phase Number Two :
Once the painting is dry, I will begin phase two. Phase two involves painting with the canvas upright, on the easel. My goal here is to use regular acrylic paint and a brush in an effort to pull the ” organic ” process of Phase One together.