I’m feeling in both a sparkly and swipey mood today so I’ll be combining my favorite way of painting (the swipe) with my current favorite paints (the Color Shift Paints) to do a painting that I know is going to make me happy. I’ve done swipe paintings and other pours in the past which have included the color shift paints, but this time, I’ll use ALL color shift paints.
Have you tried the Color Shift Paints before? They have an iridescence to them, a bit like the sheen and color changing qualities you get on something like a Paua shell. Depending on the light and the direction you look at them, you can see different shimmering colors. The top of the bottles show an example of how the paints change in the light – I really love the Purple Flash that changes to an electric blue. This time I will use all Color Shift Paints for the colors and then swipe with a Mars Black. There is a black/gold color shift paint but I don’t have them one – maybe you could try it and let me know how it turns out.
Materials used in this painting:
Color Shift paints – purple, blue, pink
Blick Student Acrylics – Mars Black
Art Alternatives Acrylic Paint – Gold (my favorite gold)
8oz squeeze bottles
Small paint mixing pots with lids
Polycrylic gloss finish
Kitchen towel to swipe
Yeeee! It’s gorgeous! I knew it would be. Every time I’ve used these paints I’ve had a wonderful painting, and every one has sold. Check out my Etsy store to see if this one is still available. The paper towel swiping seems pretty foolproof too and creates a flat, total swipe across the whole surface, if that’s the look you are going for today. I hope you will check out these paints, and do come share your paintings with us in the Facebook chat group.
Enjoy the slideshow with photos of this pour, 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.