I’m trying the swirl or tree rings technique again today. I made a pretty good first attempt with my all-natural tree ring swirl but messed up the middle and got a few cells that I hadn’t wanted. So today I’m trying another in blue and fingers crossed it turns out as intended.
The wood effect one was cool, but I do love my blues so today I’ll be trying the same swirl technique with a variety of blues and seeing if I can get the paint to make those rings but without the cells. I think you can tell from the pictures, that I wasn’t altogether successful in stopping the cells from forming!
Materials used in this painting:
- 12 inch vinyl record
- Avery round sticky label
- Paints in cobalt blue, cloudless, ultramarine blue and titanium white
The paints were all mixed 1 part Floetrol to 2 parts paint plus water as needed for consistency. No silicone was added to any of the paints.
As usual, enjoy the slideshow below with photos of this painting, both wet and dry, and closeups of some of the details.
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.