If I had to pick out some of my favorite paintings, this one would be high on the list. So I would like to try to recreate something similar today but using completely different colors and metallic paints. I still love the black background and hope it will make the sparkle of the metallics really shine at the edges.
The metallics were mixed 1:1 paint to Floetrol and a little water, plus 2 drops of treadmill belt silicone.
The white was mixed 2:1 paint to Floetrol and a little water, plus 2 drops of treadmill belt silicone.
The black was mixed 2:1 paint to Floetrol and a little water, with no oil.
I’m going to follow the same process that I did before. Create a flip cup and border it with the two bands of black. Fingers crossed I can get the look and composition I’m after.
So it came out really nice although a little different to the original. I had a bit more paint in my flip cup and I think I had mixed the metallics a little thin so they spread out a bit more and took up most of the space on the canvas, not leaving much negative space. The metallic paints also broke up more around the edges while drying so they are a lot less defined than the original, but the metallic bleeding out into the black does give a really cool, almost lightening effect.
I think the end result is a little disappointing compared to what I had in mind. I think I had mixed the metallics a little bit too thin so they kept on moving and spreading just that little bit while drying. I’m still on the fence about this one so it’s just going to sit in my collection unfinished for a while until I decide to repour it or not. However, if YOU love it and want to buy it, let me know and I will be happy to varnish it for you. It wouldn’t be the first time someone got in touch about a painting I wasn’t totally in love with and bought it before I even listed it in the Etsy shop!
As usual, enjoy the slideshow below with more photos of this painting. I’d love to see you try it for yourself. Come and share your pours in our Facebook group.
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.