It makes my heart sing to use bright colors, and when I can contrast them with black – well, I am never happier. When I used to sew and quilt, I would always be looking to create a stained-glass effect in my quilts by combining the black with the jewel-like bright colors.
I’m just enjoying another high contrast swipe today. No fancy experiments, just having fun with my pouring, and seeing how a swipe on canvas might be any different to the swipes I’ve done in the past on panels and tiles. I love the way the black outlines all of the other colored cells. I could simply do these every day and still be happy!
Used in this painting:
Lemon Yellow, Magenta, Bright Orange, Pthalo Green and Black
Enjoy the video below.
As usual, here is a quick slideshow of the painting both wet and dry, and some closeups of all those gorgeous bright colored 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.