I’m back with some bright colors. This time a triple dirty pour – 3 different cups, 3 different color combinations to try to create an ombre effect. With yellow, orange and red, I’m thinking maybe an abstract sunset effect? Let’s see what happens.
I’ve had this in mind for a while now, since I’ve changed my mind about the dirty pour and really started to love how it looks. I had to pick my colors carefully because I don’t have that many to choose from, and haven’t had much luck in the past in trying to create custom colors myself. So I had two reds, two oranges and two yellows, so that pretty much made up my mind for me what this pour would look like.
Materials used in this painting:
8 x 10-inch canvas from multipack
Art Alternatives paints in Lemon Yellow, Warm Red and Orange, Gold and titanium white
Blick Student Acrylics on Chrome Yellow, Bright Red and Chrome Orange
Treadmill belt silicone
Polycrylic glossy protective finish
All paints were mixed 2 parts paint, 1 part Floetrol and water as needed for a creamy consistency. Silicone was added to all colors.
Well I think that was more or less successful. I feel that perhaps the yellow was a bit too light compared to the other colors, so if I were to try this again on a larger scale, I’d probably look for a darker yellow, maybe a yellow ochre that wasn’t so ‘middle of the day’ sunshine yellow. The gold in all the colors was very successful though.
As usual, here is a slideshow of photos from this pour, both wet and dry and close-ups of the details.