Painted swirl ATCs

Remember when I mentioned in my Rainbow ATC post that I’d sat down with my son and his paints and made some coloured backing papers? Well, We had a bit of paint left over, so I thought I’d try my hand at some painted ATCs. Now, I am not an artist. I cannot draw, and certainly can’t paint something recognisable. Most of my attempts at painting in the past have been hard to tell apart from my son’s attempts. But regardless, I had a go. So in the interests of being completely random (and refusing, once again, to throw away excess paint) I came up with these.

Handpainted swirls: blue.


Handpainted swirls: red.


I think I’d watched a programme about Jackson Pollack the night before, which as why I went for randomness rather than my usual rubbish attempt at painting a ‘picture’.

I’d be interested to know what your thoughts are on these ATCs – they are so unlike my usual style that I’m still not sure about them. Are they art? Or are they just splodges of child’s paint on a bit of cardboard? Let me know what you think.


3 responses to “Painted swirl ATCs

  1. Very artistic and Pollockesque.
    You can tell they are by the same artist. I prefer the red one as the yellow doesn’t ‘clash’ as much for me in that one whereas I notice it more in the blue version (and for some reason this disturbs me somewhat ;o) )

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