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Beau
12-22-2000, 10:41 PM
Anyone ever seen artist do abstracts and stuff by shooting paint from a gun..a firearm to be exact?....(Before Salons accepted Monet and his "NEW" art it was reffered to like this LOL).I had a link once and lost it of a guy that paints by paintball gun..makes his own paintballs!...Sounds weird but jeeze it sounds like fun!...If anyone finds links pertaining to this please post them here

Thanks!

Beau

paintfool
12-23-2000, 01:33 AM
Beau, sounds ....uh....strange, but yep...fun! I'd like to see the results too.
Cheryl

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CarlyHardy
12-23-2000, 11:39 AM
no paintball shots...but I did see a documentary a couple weeks ago about a lady whose art begins with sheets of metal covered with a plastic explosive...which is then blown up (quite literally). The metal is then left to cool, cleaned, and the images from the blasted surfaces are used to create her art. Incredible when she has painted and completed the process. Its difficult to describe!

Takes months to complete the entire work and they sell for around $40,000! and up!!!
carly

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sassybird
12-23-2000, 02:44 PM
I have a blow gun that I can shoot paintballs from. My husband got them for me. I haven't played with it yet, but will come spring time when I can get out in the open. One thing that I know for certain is that what ever surface you shoot at has to be backed by something strong and steady like a wall in order for the paintballs to burst and run properly. I will post some of my experiments when I finally get to play http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Beau
12-23-2000, 07:35 PM
CH...I seen that on Tv not long ago!..I think her art is wonderful!..its amazing that you can put a leaf on a sheet of metal and detonate explosives over it and get the imprint of the leaf in the metal!

Sass I'm looking forward to the paintball painting posts!..Thanks!

Beau

Shriner
12-24-2000, 12:42 AM
Yeah - I've seen that before but I don't know of a link I can direct you to. I also saw a guy do paintings in front of running plane engines - the wind blown by the airplane engine would throw the paint about 10 feet onto the canvas in a "chance" manner that the artist claimed he had been unable to achieve by working directly on the canvas... that was many years ago too, so I can't remember his name, either...

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paintfool
12-24-2000, 01:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Shriner, sort of reminds me of when i was a little girl & Santa brought me one of those 'spin art' machines. I has so much fun with that thing! Wonder whatever happened to it.....
Cheryl

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sassybird
12-24-2000, 01:56 PM
I remember the guy with the jet engine paintings..........lol That was a bit dangerous if you ask me. I will stick to the blow gun.......hehehe

Cheryl, I also remember the spin art machines. Those were fun. I have no idea of what happened to mine. Wish I had hung on to it as well as my spiral a graph and a few other little dittys my mom and dad bought me when I was a kid.

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Beau
12-25-2000, 09:38 AM
Airplane Propellers..thats a new one on me!..sounds like the stuff hit the fan!LOL

Beau http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

paintfool
12-25-2000, 08:50 PM
Ah yes Sassy! The spiralagraph! I had that too. I will have a birthday in a month & when Phil asks what i want i think i'll tell him i want a spin art machine & a spiralgraph! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Cheryl

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