Oh dear. This isn’t at all good. I have all my new bright and shiny supplies and I’m so excited to be getting started with my first proper acrylic pouring painting. It all starts out so promising, it even looks good out of the cup, but then – yuck! I would really love to know more about why it looked so bad. What did I do wrong? Was it the choice of colors? The brand of paint? Did I not mix it correctly? Did I mix it too much in the cup? Or was it just bad luck?
I know for sure that I made a number of mistakes, including wetting the edges of the canvas.
Take a look at my video below and let me know what you think!
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.