Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Paint Thinner

My husband’s interesting new way to paint is with paint thinner. That is, he adds paint thinner to the paint to make it pourable, and he half paints, half pours. I roll my eyes at this, not because I disapprove—and he is producing beautiful paintings with this method!—but because paint thinner makes my eyeballs roll around in my head.

We were both loopy enough to begin with, and now this.

His studio is in the basement, where he also keeps his exercise machine, so sometimes he exercises in the haze of paint thinner fumes. That can’t be good.

My husband eventually realized that it might be best to 1) go outside for a while after painting 2) take the painting outside to dry. 

But, now the patio smells like paint thinner. This is an open-air patio, no walls. So, soon the entire back yard will smell like paint thinner. And then the neighborhood. And then the world.

I have hanging plants on the patio. I have seen them rolling their eyes at this, too. 


seana graham said...

Yes, I'm starting to get a whiff of it, now you mention it...

Kim said...

Our eyes are crossed on the west side of town.

Collagemama said...

Come to Dallas for a big eyeball roll:

I mostly inhale dust from sanding, but now I opened the old chest and the dreams will get a bit more strange.

Cathy said...

Sounds like a good job to do in the garage. I hope it doesn't make you (or your plants) sick.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the eye-rolling, all!

Collagemama, I visited that giant eyeball image, and IT WAS ROLLING!!