What kind of paints do you use? How long have you had your painting table, and how did you decide to set it up?
Above, is my painting table. At first glace you may notice that there aren't any traditional paints on it. Recently, I have not been using the norm, acrylic or oil paints. My materials currently consist of: egg whites, fabric dye, vinegar, bleach, nitric acid, iron shavings, and carborundum to make drawings/paintings. Then I sew the drawing/paintings to fabric.
I usually I keep all of my wet materials on one end of the table and the dry materials on the opposite. The table itself is on wheels which makes life so much easier. I'm always picking the materials up and placing them on the table that I've been working on. So at the end of a session, day, week, etc I have to rearrange everything to put it all back in its proper place. I use a lot of plastic cups; they're easy to throw away and/or reuse if applicable.
I've only had this painting table for a couple of months. A former MFA student that graduated in Dec. passed it down to me. Next week I'll be explaining more in depth why I am using some of these materials and their significant to me and my work.
Do you have any special devices or tools that are unique to your creative process?
Are there specific items here that have significant meaning to you? DUE: FEB 28TH
Make sure you check out Brandon's (messy) paints and how potter Joe Molinaro answered this week's question.
I am a contemporary artist focused on the intersection of art and science in Lexington, KY.