In the world of Spray Painting

Updated: Feb 4

I remember dipping disheveled brushes in paint and water and spraying it all over with my fingers; and oh, what a wonder it was when the blow air spray pens came to our rescue, how glad we were to use them! Well, here is an even deeper insight to the world of spray paintings, and who knows, you might find your creative escape in it?




WHERE DID IT COME FROM?


The first spray painting traces its way back to Southern Pacific Railway. During the 1880s, a hand-pumped cold-water paint the spraying machine was invented by Joseph Binks. The machine was then discovered by Francis Davis Millet, as equipment to use as a whitewashing machine. The method of it being used in different ways developed and evolved, and finally made its entry in the artistic world, bestowing upon us a totally new art form totally!


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TECHNIQUE


Spray painting can also be categorized under one of the mediums of graffiti artwork, but the nooks and corners of spray painting vary in great detail. It is a technique where paint, ink, and even varnish are encased in devices and sprayed over a canvas or any other working base. The effect it leaves on it, due to being dispersed by air, marks the impact of basic spray painting.


Many devices like spray guns, airbrushes, and air guns have come into use in recent times. Having said that, many types of spray painting styles have also evolved over the years.





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TYPES OF SPRAY PAINTING

  • AIR GUN SPRAY PAINTING

Air guns are mechanically made air pressurized devices that direct the minute paint particles in a certain way so as to leave a neat, even and fine effect. The gun consists of a nozzle, air compressor, and filled-in paint.

  • ELECTROSTATIC TECHNIQUE OF SPRAY PAINTING

In this mechanism, the paint particulates are electrically charged. This is done so

that the charges repel each other, thereby forming an evenly spaced pattern of

paint or ink on the canvas.

  • ELECTRIC FAN

An electric fan is a hand-held device that exists in a variety of combinations by

converting paint into tiny droplets and spraying the paint with manual control.

  • SPRAY BOOTH

This method is not exactly used for artistic purposes, nor is it perfectly related to the world of art, instead, it refers to the technique by which cars, bicycles, and other vehicles are painted. It is done by a machine is pressured accordingly.




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ARTISTS


Some of the renowned artists who have used airbrushes as devices and spray painting as one of the techniques in their paintings are:-


  • Jules Olitski

  • Dan Christensen

  • Jean Michel Basquiat

  • Peter Regito





There are many more ways in which spray paintings can be done, and now is the time, dear artist, that you begin exploring them!



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