Artist paints plastic paint brush and glass to create watercolor painting
When the artist and the watercolorist are out in the country, the artist might paint on a piece of paper, or the watercolors might paint in the kitchen, said artist and watercolor artist Brian Shilcutt.
“It’s not necessarily about the artwork,” ShilCutt said.
But, he added, “the art can really be about the relationship between them.”
ShilCurved’s painting of the “Pants of the South” (pictured) is a reflection of his personal relationship with the country.
“I grew up in a southern part of the country where there was a lot of black people and a lot more violence and a big black population,” ShillCutt explained.
“So I was really drawn to the idea of seeing this painting and thinking about the place I was born in, the country I grew up with.”
He added that his watercolor is a reaction to the country he grew up “in.”
ShillCurved is not the first artist to paint a plastic bottle.
But he is perhaps the most unique in that he has a unique way of working.
His watercoloring process involves putting ink into the bottle to paint on the sides of it.
The ink is then transferred to plastic paint brushes.
After a while, the plastic paintbrush can get so dirty that it becomes a hard, sticky paste.
Shilcurved paints the paintbrush like a “sculpture.”
The plastic brush has a thin, flexible surface that makes it a natural medium for the artist to work with.
The artist also has a hand on the plastic painting brush, which he uses to smooth out any rough edges or to fill in the “sparkle” of the paint.
The paintbrush is then placed in a bucket, and the artist fills in the remaining spots with water.
After the bucket is filled, the artists “splash” water into the paint, making the paint shimmery and beautiful.
“This was a really exciting experience to do,” Shillecutt said, and it allowed him to see the water color painting in a new light.
He said it was especially therapeutic to do the water colors while being in a group of people and being able to paint while they were talking.
“We were talking and talking and thinking, ‘How do we do this?
How do we make it better?'”
Shil curveds the watercolored paintbrush and watercolored paintbrush in the artist’s living room in Nashville.
Shillecurved said he was “pretty blown away” by how well the process worked.
“As a painter, I was like, ‘This is amazing,'” Shil said.
“If it was just me and this artist, I would just go out and paint, but it was a collaborative experience with other people.”
ShilleCurved has painted more than 20 watercolor portraits of people.
He and his wife, Lisa, have two children.
Shillcurved is also involved in several watercolor shows and works with local water artists to help them in their art.
Shili’s painting, called “The Lonesome Dove,” is inspired by his mother’s passion for painting.
“The lonesome dove is a very important symbol for me, a symbol of hope,” Shili said.
He described the water colored watercolor as a “symbol of the ocean and hope,” adding, “I think we need to bring that together.”
Shili is currently working on a watercolor book about his mother.
He is also an artist in residence at Vanderbilt University.