Spray painting is art that combines the process of painting with spray foam, a thin foam that is spray-painted into solid color (e.g., gray and white). Since spray paint is the same material used for paint, spray painting art can be very tricky; many people incorrectly believe that spray painted art is a simple medium that only needs a few techniques to complete. This is not a correct understanding of spray painting art. Spray painting can be extremely difficult to complete once the art is complete. It takes time to create a true finish, and it is not so easy to remove the paint.
This is why we have to talk about technique. When creating this technique, it is important to understand how each piece will be removed and how they will react with each other. This technique is a “double layer” technique, meaning the first layer is the paint application, while the second layer is the finishing layer applied to remove the last layer of paint.
What do I use?
Before working on a watercolor, the artist uses drybrushing. Then, they spray one side of the brush with a color of their choice. The paint dries quickly; a very short amount of time to do a double layer.
You don’t use the colors from the dry brush. Instead, after you start painting, you can use a paint sprayer to add paints.
How do I do double layer?
There are various methods of painting a double layer. Some artists apply the double layer first, while some apply the second side while still applying the first. Each artist has a preference in how they do the double layer. After you do the first side, you can use your paint sprayer to use the second brush to add another color to make it a different color. You can also simply wait until you finish the paint sprayer application. Some artists use a water spray or water painting. After you paint the water, you can do the double layer using water on the surface. If you have a small piece that does not fit in the small water sprayer, then you can paint the water off using your finger tip. For painting that fits in the larger sprayer, then you would need to make sure the piece is small enough to fit into the sprayer and to be able to spray it onto the canvas. Some paintings will use an airbrush to paint each side of the paint. Another method will be to spray both sides of the piece.
How do I spray?