Because I've had trouble getting to the easel this week, here's another (not recent) example of spatter; it will be pretty subtle to see given the size of the reproduction. Because I'm pretty literal, I tend to use spatter only where it was in life, as on these plates. The black plate had teal and white speckles and faux marbling lines, and the blue bowl I think had just white speckles.
"Heritage" ............... oil ............... 20" x 32"
The 'heritage' refers to my childhood growing up in New Mexico (given my rant, I suppose the chilies represent the various degrees of my temper!) and my love for New Mexican cuisine. Did this take a long time to paint? Yes; yes, I think you could say that. Because of various upheavals and interruptions in life, it was started about 8 years before it was completed. I'm glad I finally finished it.