After so much painting with blues and greens recently or really bright primary colors, I fancied a change. I picked a much warmer and muted color palette for this one. My second ever canvas. No crazy experiments, just some painting for fun today.
- Lemon Yellow
- Warm Red
- Burnt Umber
All of the paints were pre-mixed into my squeezy bottles this time. I love using these bottles. SO easy to mix up the paint in all advance and then it’s ready to go when I get time to paint. It’s accurate so if I want to create swipes I can easily apply the paint exactly where I want it, or squeeze the bottle hard to create a jet of paint into my cup and get those colors mixing.
I used my usual mix recipe of:
The only different thing I try today, other than different colors, is a double flip. I flip the cup, then I flip it back again, then back facing down. In hindsight it was probably a bit too much and would explain why the painting came out so very orange. I overmixed the red and the yellow paints to create even more orange, when it may have looked better if they had stayed more ‘pure’ to the original colors.
Anyway, take a look at how I got on today 🙂
What a lovely result. It does feel warm, almost comforting to look at. Subtle, not so much in your face as some of my earlier pours. I’m very happy with it.
Check out the slideshow below for more photos, both wet and dry, and closes ups of the details. This one is so calming.
After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned. You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together.