Bring on the Color Shift Paints! I’ve only used one of these so far, the purple in this previous painting and it had been magnificent with the black. Time to try an acrylic flip cup with the other Color Shift colors.
I brought these FolkArt Color Shift paints back from my trip to the conference in the US and I’ve been keeping them for a rainy day. Today I had some bad news in the morning and needed a pick me up, so I eyed up these very special paints and thought it was time to see what they could do. I may have overdone it by going ALL Color Shift!
I especially wanted to try out something a bit different today so I decided to only add the dimethicone to the black. The last color shift and black painting was an explosion of cells and I was looking for something more subtle this time, to show off the colors and iridescence of the paints themselves and not make it all about cells. Plus the less I have to clean my canvas before varnishing the better 🙂
I think I got the look I was going for, although it was touch and go for a second there with that big plain area! Luckily these paints were happy to stretch out and still keep their shape so I got a nice result in the end.
These paints really are delicious. I like to keep them for ‘best’ but why not add a little extra something to your next pour. They look great with dark colors.
As usual, here’s my slideshow of pictures for this painting, both wet and dry, and close-ups 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.