Latest experiment with painting on blinds
Here is my latest experiment on painting on blinds. It's a simple seascape of a headland and was sufficient for finding out what I wanted to know. It is on a 33" x 38" set of white aluminum mini-blinds that I picked up from a second-hand store. I had been painting on vinyl blinds and on this attempt I wanted to try painting on aluminum and on the concave side of the slat instead of the convex side like I was doing with the vinyl slats. This was done with latex wall paint and I used airbrushes on the sky, water and beach area with some parts and details done with regular paint brushes.
All in all, I think that this one turned out okay and I learned some of the things that I wanted to find out. It seems that, for me, regular old latex wall paint adheres to the non-porus surfaces of vinyl and aluminum blind slats better than acrylic or oil paint. Although they are not scratch proof, if they are covered with a clear topcoat, it does add to their scratch resistance.
I'm posting pictures of the blinds in both closed positions and in the open position so you can see that one way you see the artwork and the other ways you just have a plain old window blind. These were taken with the blind hanging against my studio wall instead of being mounted in a window.
I'm going to post this in the decorative and airbrush forums also because this subject pretains to that type of artwork also. Just wanted to let you see what I have been working on, off and on, for the last couple of weeks. Haven't been able to do as much as I wanted to because of the holidays, but maybe now I can do more. I know that this is not fine art, but I wanted to try this and now I know I can do it. Critiques and comments are always welcome. It's how we learn. Thanks for looking
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