Part 3 in my quest for a magic formula to create cells today without torching. After the huge success with Apple Barrel, Artists Loft yesterday was a bust. No cells, but it did create an awesome painting. The colors were fabulous and there were really interesting effects in the paint that I had never seen before. So what would happen if I used a different set of paints again? Cells, no cells, something different again?
See the previous parts of this hunt for the elusive magic formula series here:
Part 1 – Apple Barrel
Part 2 – Artists Loft
The recipe for today:
- Liquitex Basics Paint in Unbleached Titanium, Light Green Permanent, Bright Aqua Green and Cerulean Blue
- Sargent Art Acrylic Gloss as a pouring medium
- 99% alcohol
Hmm, so another bust today. No cells. How strange that the first try gave such immediate and obvious results and now these other brands aren’t working at all. Clearly more experimenting is needed to try to exactly pin down what does react to make the cells in the paint. So tomorrow, I’m going to go back to using Apple Barrel and see if I can replicate the results from Day 1.
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.