Do you remember THIS painting that fell on the floor and was ruined? So sad, but at least it gave me the opportunity to mix more of those glorious colors and give it another try. I’ll do exactly the same and then we can compare it to my results the first time.
I am doing this one just slightly different. In the original painting, I poured all of the paints into the dirty pour cup from on high and allowed /caused them to mix more in the cup. It gave quite a subtle end result as the mixing of all the colors together and with the white muted out the brightness into a calmer effect. This time I will layer the colors much more carefully in the cup, and from lower down, so they don’t mix as much and let’s see if it makes much of a difference.
Materials used in this painting:
DecorArt Americana Multisurface acrylics in Bright Orange, Chartreuse, Cotton Ball white, Purple Sunset, True Red, Deep Midnight Blue and Indian Turquoise
Treadmill silicone oil
Canvas from economy pack
Polycrylic gloss protective finish
Well, now wasn’t that better. In the end, I was almost glad I dropped the first one, because it gave me this opportunity to use those same amazing colors again. This time, by layering them carefully and not allowing them to mix so much in the cup, I got a completely different result and I have to say – I love it!
Here are some photos from this project, 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.