How to create spatter oil paintings

Published September 21, 2012 by oilpaintingsstore

A method of spatter oil paintings with a texture applicator comprising the steps of: introducing a viscous paint into a paint reservoir in a paint tray until a depth level of the paint in the paint reservoir reaches the depth level “h”; placing an open-loop paint roller cover having elements with substantial interstitial open space there between with the open-loop paint roller cover elements having a radial thickness “t” where the radial thickness “t” is greater than the depth level “h” so that only a peripheral portion of the elements are immersible in the paint in the paint reservoir; rolling the open-loop paint roller cover in the paint reservoir to randomly transfer a portion of the paint from the paint reservoir to some of the elements in the peripheral portion of the paint roller cover in the form of randomly spaced droplets or globules to thereby form a partially loaded paint roller cover; removing the partially loaded open-loop paint roller cover from the paint reservoir; and rolling the partially loaded paint roller cover over a surface to thereby produce a spatter paint effect by the transfer of the randomly spaced droplets or globules from the peripheral portion of the partially loaded paint roller cover to the surface.

The concept of decorative abstract oil paintings using a paint roller cover is known in the art. In general a decorative pattern is formed directly in the paint roller cover. Using the paint roller cover with a decorative pattern one dips the paint roller cover in a paint tray and then rolls the paint roller cover over a surface to transfer the pattern on the paint roller cover to the surface. This type of decorative can be described as “pattern transfer” or “roller cover pattern transfer” using “patterned rollers” since the pattern formed in the paint roller cover is transferred by rolling the patterned paint roller cover with paint thereon over a surface to be painted.

Another type of decorative figure oil paintings are spatter painting. Typically, spatter painting is also known in the art and as the name suggests is a method of decorative painting where paint is spattered on to a surface. The method of spatter painting is to load paint onto the bristles of a paint brush and then shake the brush near the surface to spatter paint onto a surface. While this produces a true “spatter effect”, the difficulties with this technique is that it is difficult to coat a large surface so that the “spatter effect” appears visually consistent over the entire surface. As a result the “spatter effect” often becomes overwhelmed by a splotch effect. That is, the size and shape of the spatter painting in one area predominates over the size and shape of spatter painting in another area thereby preventing one from creating a painted surface with the desired cohesiveness.

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