Well, that last painting I did with the spiral on a white background was a bust. It just didn’t come out like I had hoped. But I still had half a cup of that paint left over and the canvas is still wet. Let’s see if I can pull this painting from the jaws of disaster with a flip cup on top of that failure.
I tilted the still-wet painting to remove most of the excess but still leave enough paint on there for the flip cup to be able to use it as a good base and spread out well (fingers crossed) over the top to cover it up and make it better. But the paint had been in the cup a while, and had already been pretty mixed up from pouring it and then setting it down several times. I was concerned the colors would be all mixed and too muddy seeing I didn’t have a lot of contrast in there to start with. But these pretty colors and metallics were too good to waste so let’s give it a try with a flip cup over the top and see what happens!
Yippee – a pretty painting pulled from the jaws of disaster. Phew, it was touch and go for a minute there but I’m so glad I gave this a try and didn’t just scrap it. The colors are really pretty and the gold is a lovely touch running through it. This one is listed in my Etsy shop here.
As usual, here is my slideshow of photos for this painting, both wet and dry, and close ups of the details. Thank you for watching.
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.