This is a sharper image of the umbrellas, I think. When my battery is getting low, my camera acts wonky - I swear, it's the camera, not me!!
For those who haven't heard where the term "fluid acrylic batik" comes from, run on over to Nicholas Simmons' blog athttp://nicholassimmons.blogspot.com/
and check out his work - he has some of the most jaw-dropping work (I am in love with his Spanish dancers) using this technique. He discovered it through a fluke (he didn't like a painting so was really taking the sprayer to the paper and got this batik look when some of the paint lifted and the rest stayed). I recommend his DVD out from Creative Catalyst, too - it's well worth the $ and will teach you more than a thing or two about this process.
Remember, Nicholas Simmons - you'll be hearing much more of that name in the future, I guarantee. But you cannot bring him home with you - Olga wouldn't like it!
Have to share this quote with you, sent to me by Sandy Maudlin :)
"You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is,because this is all part of experience, and the more experienceyou have, the better it is.. unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far." --- Alice Neel