Are you feeling the pinch yet? Are you starving the kids and husband so you can spend the grocery money on more paint and canvases? Unless you are selling your work, this pouring and painting addiction can start to cost money. But you still want to paint, want to experiment, want to learn and try new things so how can you do that and keep the costs down?
In this video I look at various options and ideas for how to spend less and get to paint more. I’ll look at:
- economy paints – try these
- cheaper pouring medium alternatives – get this one
- plastic cups – recycle them, get pots with lids like these
- popsicle sticks – wash them, they’ll be fine
- canvases – buy one of these canvas multi-packs to save money
- torches – these BBQ lighters will work
Sadly in the end due to either weather or feline circumstances beyond my control, the painting was lost. But it had been nice before that, and I’m confident that those on a tighter budget can still get great results and have fun doing it. Enjoy your pouring!
Check out the slideshow for more pictures of this painting – before it fell on the floor, obviously!
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.