Friday, February 4, 2011

Milk Paint, Painting (Unicorn!)

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Milk paint! This is my first attempt at doing what i call a "real" painting using only organic milk paints. I wish when I went to school for art we had been taught more about our art supplies and less about outdated techniques & critiques. I never needed the technique lessons (or wasn't interested), but certainly it would have been eye opening to see how toxic paints were made, and learn some alternatives to them.
This milk paint is tricky to use as an artist paint, because of the way it dries and has to be stored, and used within a certain time frame. I happen to paint fast, but anyone who likes to take their time will most likely have to mix the paint each time in small batches... which isn't hard, just add (alot of) SUPER HOT water and stir it up. it is time consuming - but that can be fun too... i mean, the famous artists back in the days of old made all their own shit, they didn't pop over to the mass manfactured art store!
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This painting is done on scrap canvas/tapestry type fabric, using only 100% organic milk paint. The video below shows the process.







Xoxoxox

8 comments:

Peace, Quiet, Joy said...

Very nice Leslie. Talent - it's a G-d given gift to you. Keep warm.

kirk said...

Nice Amanita muscaria--I have never found them here--Or unicorns for that matter--lots of sillycibins though.

Bort said...

Your talents are amazing!

kirk said...

Do you eat the fiddleheads too? I am going to try pickeling them this spring for a change.

Diane Costanza said...

This painting is just beautiful! It brings me back to that famous medieval tapestry of the golden unicorn. Your work is inspiring.

esme said...

Amazing! I like the picture that shows the scale of it as I thought it was smaller.

Mokihana and Pete said...

Wonderful! Leslie, this is a precious piece of work, and I love that it's milk paint, of course.

Did you use the milk paint for walls for everything? We used another brand, and now I see Old Fashion is gone 'organic' that is awesome.

I'd love to feature this on our blog ... I'll get in touch. It's MILK PAINT, and MAGIC. i'M with Bort "Your talents ARE amazing!"

xo Mokihana

Mokihana and Pete said...

Wonderful! Leslie, this is a precious piece of work, and I love that it's milk paint, of course.

Did you use the milk paint for walls for everything? We used another brand, and now I see Old Fashion is gone 'organic' that is awesome.

I'd love to feature this on our blog ... I'll get in touch. It's MILK PAINT, and MAGIC. i'M with Bort "Your talents ARE amazing!"

xo Mokihana