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“Sky” was my second attempt at a new form of power tools art project: Using a leaf blower to push paint around on a page.

“Sky” – created July 22, 2021. Acrylic on paper.

My first attempt with this method didn’t really turn out but I learned a lot from it, leading to this one (and probably to future attempts).

I custom mixed a bunch of different blues for this, as well as a white and a dash of silver. I dropped it all onto the page in a random pattern, then hit it with a leaf blower to spread the paint around.

In my first attempt I used a lot more paint, which ended up with almost the entire page filled in a way that really wasn’t what I was going for. So on this try I used quite a bit less and got more of the result that I wanted. I also taped the page down from the back, rather than from an edge, so that I wouldn’t have a tape line to worry about.

I really like how this one turned out but I also think there’s potential here that I haven’t unlocked yet. I’ll keep playing with this idea and see what else I can do with it.

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