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Friday, July 26, 2019

"Splotches" - Postcard

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This week's Try It On Tuesday challenge was "Splatters and Splodges." (I thought it was Splotches, not Splodges, but they're probably the same thing.)

Make of this art piece what you will. It ended up being a hodgepodge to the point where I don't even know what category of art it is: modern art, shapeism art, who knows art? It's definitely outside of my comfort zone, and not my usual style.

I started with a blank background that had a large brown splatter / splotch stain on it. Then I added the large stained text circles. Everything was too brown, so I added some sea blue colors to the text circles. That led me to want a sea map in the background. (It's there, if you look closely, but it's faint.) Then I added some brown crisscrossing lines, small brown stained text circles, and turquoise diamonds. I wanted a little more contrast, so I added a little purple to the large stained text circles.

I like the end result. What does everyone else think? And what category of art do you think it is?

I created this using GIMP 2.10.12.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)


Tom said...

...kind of like a puzzle.

Cath Wilson said...

I always think of splotch as a verb and splodge as a noun, but apparently, they're interchangeable. (I just looked it up, lol)...good point, though ;-)
Love this page...the splodge looks like a handprint. That would be about right in my craft room! I make mess over everything lying around :-( The different background designs show up nicely. Just found the map, too, but only by accident, lol...probably my eyes!
Thank you for playing with us in our Splatters and Splodges Challenge, Anne.
Cath x

Tammy said...

Beautiful, I love the colors and text circles!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun piece with the splodges/splotches, whatever! Have a great weekend, Valerie

eileeninmd said...


It is pretty, I like the colors and splotches. Happy weekend to you!
PS, thanks for visiting my blog.

My name is Erika. said...

NICE splotches. This really looks like you spilled coffee over it. Smile. Thanks for linking up to Try It on Tuesday! MUCH APPRECIATED! Happy Saturday. I am guessing you are still not so humid yet? Looks like a nice day ahead. Hugs-Erika

Natalia said...

So creative ☺

Joan said...

Fab piece of splotch or splodge art ! I like the text circles and the background stamping

Thanks for joining in at TIOT


Bill said...

Very creative!

froebelsternchen said...

WOW, thats fabulous! A stunning creation! Thank you for joinig Tr It On Tuesdy ! Susi xxx

Meggymay said...

They are all fantastic pieces. Thank you for sharing the fabulous splattered postcard with our theme at Try it on Tuesdays. Its a great background.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This may be outside your comfort zone, but it is fabulous. I love how you combined the circles with the background. Truly a fun and unique entry.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love it - love the big brown splodge on the background! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx