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Colour Burst No 2 by ARTmonkey90 Colour Burst No 2 by ARTmonkey90
COLOUR BURST (2 of 3 parts)
Materials: Acrylic on canvas panel

I really enjoyed doing the Colour Burst 3-part series. This was mainly due to the fact that I did very little painting during our Year 11 studies in Visual Arts at school, so this was an opportunity for me at home to experiment with my own paints and inspiration.

This is what I call "Palette on Canvas". Someone else (somewhere in the world) has probably already created/titled this, but hey that's what I call it. "Palette on Canvas" is basicly where the actual paint is mixed directly on the canvas where No palette is used. Meaning that you squeeze the paint straight on to the canvas and just start painting. In otherwords the canvas IS the palette itself.

This was the finished result of my first canvas (of 3). Boring colours turned into new interesting colours. As I continued mixing and adding more and more paint, it was as if mini colour discoveries and revelations were unravelling.

The colour is great and lots of fun too. For those artists who just want "TO PAINT" (like a little 5 year old kid), buy a canvas today and start painting! (or use an old one). Try my "palette on canvas" idea and see what you create. Note: the other that you end up using all the paint you put out and nothing is wasted. Everything is out infront of you ON YOUR CANVAS!

"..every line means something and tells its own story."

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Funnysock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
As far as I can understand from your comments, your work is an emotional burst, an expression of your mood. Your technique is very close to impressionism, which appeared when artists realised that they want to reflect the colours they see on the canvas. In other words, they wanted colours on the canvas to be similar to those they see in the real life. And thus they understood that this effect can be reached only by painting with unmixed coloures, using the canvas as a palette. So, I'd advise you to try painting outdoors, using the same technique. Claude Monet claimed that air has the colur, which permanently changes, so even painting the same scene for many times you'll never make any similar works(you can see this from Monet's series's). I think you'll find it not less exciting:) Good luck!
ARTmonkey90 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Student
THANK YOU!! your very kind. It was really nice of you to take the time and care to write all that....thank you for your comments... I really appreciate it... an amazing artist....thanks for the reminder.......I love painting outdoors......the art lessons at school...were just too short for us to paint outside.....we always did it indoors that I've finished high school....I find it difficult to paint alone outside.......(and my backyard is just not big enough)

but painting outside is really fun I must say.........the outdoors is a great inspiration........Thank you!
Funnysock Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your works! I really had a good time at your gallery! You're such a talented person and it's great that creation brings you so much excitement!
ARTmonkey90 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Student
:D :hug: Thanks again. your wonderful.
rucsa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
it's awsome :D
ARTmonkey90 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Student
Thank you! ! ! !

:thanks: :hug:
passionandsilence Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008   Photographer
I love the expression in this! The colours are fantastic.
I think I'll try and mess about with the ';palette on canvas' idea, I haven't done any painting in a while!
ARTmonkey90 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Student
Thank You heaps...!

That's good. I'm glad your going to do some painting/palette on canvas as's awesome fun!

thanks for dropping by. much appreciated.

moonbunny31 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008   Writer
Beautiful colors!
ARTmonkey90 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Student
Thank you very much.

Nemo-photos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Fantastic. Every time I try to paint something like this my colours tend to just blend into a horrible gloomy grey colour.. Your work however is very expressive and impressive. :)
ARTmonkey90 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student
Thanks. yeh I use to do exactly the same......just make a mess and a huge BLOB...!

"expressive and impressive...." THank u so much!! :D
Tsuna43 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
looks cool.

I want draw something like this, too. =/
ARTmonkey90 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Student
yeh...that would be great!!!!

if you do...please let me know....
Tsuna43 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
nah, I can't do this. ^^"
JustCelia Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Lovely. I really like the color and all that's happening in this. I paint a lot like that too...just paint on canvas and no palette. :)
ARTmonkey90 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Student
THANK YOU SO MUCH CELIA!!'s great fun!!

just painting for these kind of paintings there really is no precise or exact picture or's open.

i like to use alot of imagination and see where it goes for once.

:D have a great day..thanks for dropping by.
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July 3, 2008
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Samsung Techwin
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1/32 second
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Date Taken
Jan 4, 2008, 1:18:32 AM