I fell in love with a painting and video I saw in one of the Facebook groups I follow. When I came to recording the video I had forgotten the lady’s name for which I am sorry – it’s Leslie. Leslie, you are a star! I loved your painting and thanks to your tips I made one of my own that I love almost as much.
I had always wondered about swiping with black paint so I carried out some experiments with two different types of black paint and some nice bright colors and metallics in an earlier article and video. Check it out here for the results of my trials if you missed it.
Now armed with those results and the color trials it was time to give it a go on a larger painting. Watch the video to see how I got on.
This is definitely my favourite painting so far. I always really love dark colors, and bright colors so putting them together for this kind of bright and black contrast is a winner for me. Plus I got to indulge my love of metallics by adding some gold accents too. I am so delighted with this, I can’t stop smiling every time I look at it.
Swiping with black works best with a ‘heavier’ black paint. I recommend Mars Black for your swipes.
Check out the slideshow below for more pictures wet and dry and for some of the details. Enjoy and thanks for watching.
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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.