I see so many beautiful acrylic pours done as a pair of canvases or even a triptych. Could I create my own matching pair of canvases using pouring? I thought I would try to ‘photocopy’ one painting onto another.
I thought I would try something a little bit different and instead of putting two canvases next to each other and creating a painting that flowed naturally across both, I would try to create a matching pair of paintings where one was a near mirror image of the other.
I’m using the dipping method to create these canvases. I’ve done a lot of dipping in the past because it’s how I use up all of my spilled and wasted paint, but most of them never make their way onto the blog or YouTube channel. There are a couple of previous examples you might like:
Materials used in this video:
- Art Alternatives paints (this supplier sends Free Shipping worldwide)
- Blick student acrylic paints
- 10-inch economy canvases from value pack
- 8oz squeeze bottles
My paint recipe for these paintings:
- 1 part Floetrol
- 2 parts paint
- water as needed
- There may have been a few drops of treadmill silicone in some of the ready-mixed paints.
In this video, I am going to try to dip one canvas directly onto the other. Let’s see how I get on!
So I counting that as pretty darned successful. OK, so they aren’t exact copies. The paint is slightly different in each, one has different cells to the other, the centers are a bit different because of the way the white made the cells. But what I do like is that you can display these pictures any way up, all 4 sides work and in each case it exactly mirrors the other one. It feels almost a little bit like magic! I would definitely do something like this again in future.
As usual, here is my slideshow of the pictures, both wet close-ups, and closeups of the details. Enjoy!