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.