~ Updated April 3, 2016 ~
A Peel Painting is paint squeezed between 2 surfaces then pulled apart to reveal fascinating texture lines. It's a painting made fast, takes no skill, great results happen, and creates duplication. If you start with thick paint, you can keep pressing to get up to 4 paintings.
Artists are always complaining about having blocks, not being able to draw, confidence issues, being good enough, no time, no ideas, have shaky hands, takes too long and is too hard to learn, and not being able to make enough paintings fast enough. This all changes now with Peel Painting.
How this will change your life:
This course is the first in a series about how even a non-artist can set up for creating easy Peel Paintings, and is laid out to help you get set up to manage multiple paintings and how to make each clone look different from the other. By the end of the course you will know about what supplies, paints, and canvas deals to get, how to pick the best colors, how to set up a cheap drying and storage solution, how to transfer a peel to waste absolutely no paint, and have gone through a few exercises to making fascinating paintings. Peel Paintings course 2 and 3 will be about what tools and techniques can be used to enhance your peels. They are not made yet.
This course would be great taken internationally, as acrylic paints are more readily available than just thicker paints I normally speak of from the USA.
Benefits & Skills you will gain:
Then you will be set up for Peel Painting Course 2 in the making, which will be all demonstrations and exercises you can do with tools and various pressing surfaces.
Welcome to Peel Painting 1 where you will learn the basic setup to drying and storing peeled paintings and in volume. It is for the non-artist, beginner artist, and seasoned artists that want to loosen up their style. It is for those with artist blocks, those who want to build inventory fast and know how to do it without a single drop of paint wasted. Learn how to be prolific, and gain management from controlling a whole system of drying, storage, and setup of makeing peel paintings.
Learn what a peel painting is, how to get different thin or thick looks, and how this style multiplies really fast to make yet more paintings of fascinating texture, all that anyone without skill can do in a quick amount of time.
Welcome to the course and see how to take part in the course community.
Present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful.
Producing abundant works or results; producing constant or successful results.
There is a really good article on being prolific written no better than Clay Collins who gave me permission to share it with you here. In it, read the:
7 Common Characteristics of Prolific People
7 Tips for Developing a Prolific Life
Video by Ruth Collis showing several ways of how to make cloned Peel Paintings look different from each other to have a unique look each.
Text doc with several ways listed to make cloned peel paintings look different from each other to have a unique look each, and link to a special swirly paper mentioned.
Quick easy slides of 7 main steps to making a Peel Painting
Intro to supplies is about canvases, backup, how to start without getting overwhelmed, and planning for the unanticipated.
Learn a big secret to saving even the paint off peels used from paper that are just too neat to throw away, by using this special easy-to-get paper that lets you peel the paint all right off.
How to plan on the bigger picture of fitting your artwork to the right size canvas and planning for your canvas size to fit the drying setup ahead.
Learn one of the biggest secrets in how to transfer a peel from paper to a canvas to save many more paintings, and what glue will be archival to protect it.
Test your knowledge on how to transfer a peel from paper to a canvas support.
Welcome to the canvas section that explains how to view the different canvas types.
Reference material to learn the differences between canvas types to get, some of their benefits and drawbacks depending on what you want to accomplish, and how to narrow down easy what you might need. If you already have this from being a subscriber, please download again, as I try to keep this copy currently updated.
If thick paint warps your canvas, here is what to do about it to fix it.
Here is a Ruler Measurement Cheat Sheet for easy comparing of canvas thicknesses or other supplies as you order online from one country to another.
Get the bigger picture to know how to proceed in buying painting surfaces.
Download a general list of supplies for Peel Paintings here. Each project will have it's own supply list located there in that section depending on which you want to try.
Here's a list of USA chain stores where I have found their secret link to get close to half off supplies for the current date. You can print these coupons out or put a shortcut to these links on your phone and have it show up right away. Sometimes the internet connection takes awhile in a store, so what I do is bring up the coupon link with one tap of the finger and have it load by the time I get my item and go pay.
*These coupons will also be for one item, not 40% off many of the same item, EXCEPT for the first Cheap Joes link. There you can get a deal for many canvases where they encourage you to buy in bulk.
Hope this helps you. This is how I get stuff almost half off a lot of the times. Even though you pay shipping through the internet, they still give you deals that help you save better than in the stores on some things like canvas panels. On other things, it's cheaper to buy in the stores, like paint. The organizing shelf boxes I will especially get several I can of, if there is a good half off deal, and those are only found at Michael's. So now you know a few deal places.
This exercise will get you started in selecting supplies for Peel Painting after now knowing what is out there.
Do not leave yourself in a stuck situation. See how to prepare things to be there right when you need them.
Learn what type of paints to get for Peel Painting, what surfaces they work best on, and the difference between fluid paints, heavy body paints, and gel mediums.
Learn what type of paints will work best with what type of peel painting style.
Short comparison of cheaper thick paint to get in larger quantities than what is sold in the craft stores.
Here are some paint colors you can order along with the thicker gel at the bulk paint manufacturer, where you will save money and get more in quantity. This is a digital paint chart for Nova Color's paint colors for you to know better color accuracy of what paint you will be getting before a purchase, than colors shown on their website. This could save some time so you can order ahead of getting their hand-dipped paint chart. If you ask, they will include it with your order for the best color representation.
You will have a better idea now what type of paints to get for Peel Painting that will make the thin or thick desired textures you might want to try.
Video showing what the Color Wheel is, how it works, download and printing of a color wheel and painting the blank template if you want to really gain skill, and learning a secret tool that will help you always pick colors that will be always look good together.
Written overview of this section on picking good colors and what some of these templates and color wheel printouts are for.
Learn a good secret on the color wheel to picking colors that always look great together.
This is the secret tool that will help show you what secret combination of colors will always look good together.
A blank color wheel template is added if you'd like to print this out on a printable canvas to do some of your own color mixing. Learn how to keep the printer ink from mixing with your paint for this method.
Print Primary and Secondary color wheel if you like.
Print a blank Primary and Secondary color wheel if you'd like to seal and paint it in yourself.
Discover a secret to drying and storing a multitude of paintings in an inexpensive way.
Here is where to get the largest rolling racks ever made for a whopping low price. These can store your drying shelves quite well and make them manageable.
This video will show you how to go about getting larger cheap shelving to hold larger peel paintings, and some nicer storage options.
Walk-through of what supplies to get for this drying solution for a multitude of paintings, and how to put them together easy.
Upload a photo of your Drying Shelf Boxes setup to the Discussion are here. See my drying shelf box setup there and follow along!
Learn what a varnish is real quick. Learn about removable and non-removable varnish and how to pick an easy varnish for these 3D type of abstract paintings.
This is a quick exercise to see how to make a heart mask, add paint, make a fun Heart Peel effect, and shows how to boost the quality of a small piece with a simple step. Also learn a sneaky trick to flattening out a cheap canvas board again that may have warped on you.
Conclusion, congratulations, and continued learning more thick painting styles.
Congratulations, get your certificate, cover what you've learned, review, and continue your learning with the fun of Thick Painting.
For those who live in the USA: Get in this course to participate in this bucket of thick paint GIVEAWAY that makes all this fun stuff, at an envied GALLON size! Post your drying shelf picture in the discussions to get in the drawing of a name taken out of my hat! You must post your pic in the discussion before Dec 15, 2015.
See who won the paint giveaway and what giveaway comes next.
This video shows my excitement at one of these early Peel Painting discoveries and how you can press a cafeteria tray to get these cool Stiff Surface peels.
Get an inside look to making the most dramatic veiny texture peel lines yet, combined with pipe coral sculptures made out of dried palette paint, to make an impressive dimensional piece.
*You may like some special offers I have on my website!
I have explored what many mediums can do, painting my whole life and starting these fun textures before 1998. See examples of how these sculptural paintings have developed at my website that I also graphically designed. This "Thick Painting" style is made from using cool tools you might already have in your kitchen, & I have some pretty outrageous techniques to share so you can get fun effects. More about my experience: