Friday, May 28, 2010

Brill - #6 of Art Inspired by Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Brill - 2010 - mixed media on paper - 23 x 33 in. - Art inspired by the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

News is optimistic that the oil spill may be either capped or at least lessened.
Damage is already done: over 22% of the Gulf of Mexico has crude oil and other chemicals.

Jason Eldridge & JJ asked what I put in my paintings for color. This one has red and blue shimmer and black inks, red and blue acrylic paint and white glue. The design is left to chance, using water and drying time. The white glue resists color...

Thanks to Valerie G., who provided the title idea via Facebook.

Please feel free to use the "Google" Search function on this blog to find other art by me that is inspired by the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. If you can think of a better title for the series, please share with me!

Smiles,
Angeline Marie of

4 comments:

Jason L. Eldridge said...

This is just fantastic work. I get it!!! I can see the emotion! That says a lot...

This may sound gross but have you considered using actual oil? Not sure how that would affect everything as far as drying time but it is a thought. Maybe the next time you get your oil changed you can swipe some ugly black used oil and throw it into a painting. If they have managed to stop the leak perhaps the clean up effort can start in full.

Jason L. Eldridge said...

Maybe the clean up effort will inspire you as well!!!

JJ said...

A-M: Visual Dante for the 21st century.

Angeline-Marie said...

JJ: THANKS for the description! Wish the oil spill were NOT the inspiration...wish it were just dark fun....

Jason: Oil paint would work, but, I tend to stay away from that type of paint for the fumes. What about using black beeswax? Would black gesso work? Many substitutes work to make the same effect. =)

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