Art World: Lasagna Strata-Painting

How exciting Pro Painters Melbourne! Tell me, this is the lasagna-style art. That’s correct. The layers are added one after another, adding their own taste, texture and story, until it becomes so rich, complex and delicious that you want to dig in with a knife or brush.

What is the story behind strata paintings? Imagine taking a piece of canvas and realizing that just one layer won’t cut it. No sirree. You choose to put on another layer. And then another. Sprinkle some sand or paper to give it some texture. Soon, your multi-layered masterpiece will look more impressive than my grandma‚Äôs secret chili recipe.

The first step is like throwing spaghetti on the wall, and then seeing what sticks. The first thing you might do is start with a vague concept or feeling that’s important to capture. Perhaps it was the color of the sky on Tuesday last week or a strange dream that you couldn’t forget about. You can’t help but get your mind going.

It’s time to add those layers. You don’t just want to paint randomly (though that works sometimes). Let each layer have its own unique story to tell before you invite the next. You can trust that the layers will party.

This is where patience plays a role. Admittedly, I am as patient as a kid in the candy aisle after nap time. The first layer must dry completely before the second one can be added. Haste this process? If you want to go for a chic abstract look, then this isn’t recommended.

The paintings are an adventure all by themselves! You can’t just “glance” and leave. Instead, you’ll be playing detectives with your magnifying glass. Get up close with the canvas and uncover hidden details.

It’s the personal feel of these pieces that really appeals to me. Each layer captures one moment. It could be something as simple as licking some icecream during a hot summer day, or it can be more complex like watching the raindrops fall on the glass of a window while taking a nap.

We should not overlook the fact that stratas are interactive! When you’ve stood before one, haven’t you felt it pulls at your heart? The reason they look like that is they invite you to explore their layers.

We have strata paint in all of its layers! It is unpredictable, messy and personal. Above all, it is fun. When someone brings up strata art at a gathering (because, why not? ), just say: “Ah yes. The lasagna of Art.” They’ll be either impressed or confused. But hey, you will have their attention. It’s a great way to achieve the backyard oasis you have always wanted! You’ll be able to tell some great stories at your next dinner.

After all, your choice of color will reflect your own journey in this crazy ride we call life. Or at the very least it’ll make for some interesting conversations over dinner.

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