My first two pours didn’t go well. It was certainly all my own fault. Despite 2 solid weeks of watching videos and assembling supplies before I started, I made a lot of mistakes!
I was determined not to make 3 horrible paintings in a row so this time I took a different approach. No more dirty pours or flip cups. I had to keep my colors from mixing into a big mess so I decided to place them each on the canvas separately and then ‘swipe’ a layer of the titanium white paint quickly across the top to activate the ‘cell’ action.
It worked! I got cells, lots of big bright juicy cells, and my colors stayed a lot brighter this time around.
But I had some video difficulties. I took the recording in 3 sections. First, prepping the paints. Then second the longest section of me pouring and swiping the paint to create the picture. Then a shorter section at the end to show some close ups of the cells. But when I came to edit the video, the center section, the main part of the video was corrupted and wouldn’t play. In fact the 3rd section had recorded over the 2nd one. What a mess!
So you get to see the finished painting in the video and sections 1 and 3, but not the whole process. I’ll do better next time. Enjoy my first happy painting below 🙂
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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.