How convenient that oil and water do not mix. Due to their chemical nature, the two substances do not like each other at all. Water is polar charged – individual molecules have a negative side and a positive side and thus attract each other as if by magic. Oil, on the other hand, is not polar and is repelled by water molecules. In addition, oil has a low density, so it is lighter and floats at the top. This is best known from the big eyes in the soup.
In this workshop, oil droplets are applied to a water surface and then staged with colored light and abstract-shaped patterns. So it’s colorful and structured in the images. You have a lot of leeway to do so. You can only use large or small drops, as well as a mixture of different sizes. Combine it all as you like with different colorful backgrounds.
Photograph the scene with a light source or add more to add a touch of three-dimensionality to the flat oil droplets. We couldn’t get enough of trying new color experiences ourselves.
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