It’s time to do the dirty – in fact, let’s double down and make it a double dirty. And while we’re at it, let’s swirl too – but without actually swirling. OK so now I might have you confused. Check it out and all will become clear.
So I like the look of the swirl pour, but I’m not so good at actually keeping my hand steady enough to make a good little swirl. What if we could let the paints to the work themselves, but layering them in a specific way that created the rings and swirls for us, without having to actually make the small movements. I’ll give it a try.
Materials used in this painting:
Various acrylic paints in yellow, blue, red, magenta, gold and silver
Treadmill belt silicone
12 inch vinyl LP record (or try a round canvas)
Avery round glossy label
Polycrylic protective finish
Wow, this one is a stunner in real life. Lots of shimmery metallics and bright colors and a really interesting composition. It’s gone straight to the top of my hubby’s favorite pours. So give it a try, split your cup in half, or perhaps be even more adventurous and try third or even quarters and get lots of color in there! Please do share your finished paintings in our Facebook chat group too.
As usual, here are my photos of this project, both wet and dry, and some closeups of the details. Enjoy and have a sunny, happy day.
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.