Re: spray paint on canvas, anyone with advice?
This is a little off-topic, but I wasn't sure where to put it. I was looking at the work of artist Erick Sandlin, who says he uses spray paint on canvas and just "sprays the paint on canvas" in his backyard and let's "the paint do what it's going to do." The thing is, I think he's being deliberately obfuscatory about his process, as I know how different types of paint behave on surfaces and there is no way he gets the effects he does by simply spraying the paint on. There is much evidence of heavy blotting and lifting of wet paint, as well as layering of colors over each other, masking and stenciling, scratching and scraping and wiping, etc. He even has a couple of paintings that are in a series and the two paintings are identical in every respect except the colors, so it looks like he's either photographed or scanned the first painting and then digitally altered the colors for the second version, both of which are offered as prints.
So, my question is, if he's using acrylic spray paint on canvas, how would he have time to do all that blotting and lifting before the paint dries? Even spray acrylic dries very rapidly and if he's doing all this in his backyard (in hot, humid Houston, no less), I don't see how he's got the time to work the paint before it dries.