Back for just a little bit of painting fun today. Nothing too crazy, or at least I hope it doesn’t go that way. No, we should be safe. I’ve decided to take a break from my usual recipes and pouring mediums and just go back to basics with PVA glue. I’ve not used it very often at all so I’ll be interested to see how it works out.
I’m using for this painting:
- PVA glue as a pouring medium at about 20-30% of the paint volume
- Paints from Blick Acrylics in Violet
- Yellow Ochre from Art Alternatives
- A turquoise mixed from Pthalo Green and Ultramarine Blue with some Titanium White
- Treadmill silicone oil
I’m layering the paints into the cup a little differently today too because I would like them to be less mixed and more distinct in the final painting. Of course I’ll do a flip cup to mix them a little, but fingers crossed for broader areas of those lovely colors.
Although I loved it out of the cup and even when I’d finished it, now I’m not feeling the love as much. Do you get that on your own paintings? You love it, then you doubt yourself. Hmm, maybe it’s not so good after all. But leave it a couple of weeks, look again and perhaps you find the joy again. It’s an interesting process.
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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.