My latest blue swipe painting

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I’m so enjoying the swiping right now. I still have a lot to learn and a lot I want to try, but while I’m having some success I’m going to stick with it and try out some different colors.

The last blue painting came out a little dark so I’m lightening up the colors a little, bringing in a different blue to add to the silver, and adding a little white to the dark blue/green mix I used before. This time I’m going to take better care of the canvas so that it doesn’t tip and lose the shape while it dries.

It’s my best so far I think. Here’s the video and scroll down underneath to see some pretty shots of the painting and the details. Thanks for watching.

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Learn how to make cells with acrylic pouring and swiping video tutorial

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20 thoughts on “My latest blue swipe painting”

  1. Hi! Want to know if you have used silicon in the white acrylic, too. I just love this technique but not sure how it works.

    1. Yes I did use the silicone in all of the paints including the white. I’ve heard that you can get different results if you add or decide not to add to your swiping color but I don’t have enough examples done yet to see if this is true. Give it a try – all paints are different!

        1. In this one I used the Liquid Wrench Spray silicone. I usually spray it into a container and use a dropper to add it as a liquid. I’ve also used the treadmill silicone oil and that works beautifully too

  2. I absolutely love your paintings. Please can you tell me where I can purchase the right silicone spray in the U.K.

  3. Hi Deb
    I love the results in your painting,truly beautiful.I was wondering if you could use a blow dryer .Would that work?

    1. It might get hot enough but usually it would blow the paint around more than you would like if you are using it to try to get cells. You can use it to spread the paint as part of the design for some interesting effects.

    1. Yes you would ideally need some kind of a pouring medium to thin the paint other than just adding lots of water to it. Most of my videos will show the products and recipe that I’ve used. I like 2:1 paint to floetrol + water + oil. Hope that helps.

  4. I really want to try this! How hard do you press when you swipe? I’m afraid I’d take off too much or too little.
    Also, about how long do they take to dry?

    1. I don’t press at all. More like lightly pick up the swipe color on the card and glide it gently over the top of the other colors. If you are dragging the paints about, then its probably too hard. My paintings take about 3 days to dry though to the center but it depends a lot on your environment. Its very humid here so it takes longer.

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