The technique starts with six quarts of paint.
(Speaking of colorful, King Cake for Mardi Gras in the lower left--brought to me by my neighbor from Louisiana.)
You daub the paint on with a sopping brush in big, thick strokes. It's a careless, untidy process, super forgiving and easy to do. You can play around with color proportions: here, pure white gets the most brushfuls, beige gets the fewest.
It's really messy:
After you load up a section of wall, you smudge the brushstrokes madly with a lambswool pad before the paint has a chance to set:
Could use a little more smudging to obliterate the brushstrokes and the drips better.
I think I like the result. I'll know more in the morning light when the paint is completely dry.
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