Negative Space Pours to Inspire You

Do you want to test your skills on Negative Space Pours but need some inspiration before you start?

Well, today’s post is definitely for you because we’ve selected some of the best negative space pours from our Facebook group Acrylic Pouring.

You might have to face some trouble when drawing a negative space pours for the first time. But it gets more fun and entertaining once you’ve learned the basic techniques.

We’re confident that you’d get some inspiration from the negative space pours we’ve shared in this article. You can also take help from our community of artists if you need help in drawing the negative space pours.

Before we share the negative space pours we’ve selected from our Facebook Group, you may get some inspiration from these negative space pours tutorials and guides:

Silver Dirty Pour with Negative Space

Metallic Flip Cup Acrylic Pour with Black Negative Space

Turquoise and Copper Negative Space Dirty Pour

Peacock Flip Cup with Negative Space Acrylic Pour Painting

Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the negative space pours we’ve collected to inspire you.


by Pamella Radwan


Here’s what Pamella says about her experience with Negative Space Pours:

When I first started working with Fluid Acrylics, my goal was to fill the entire canvas with color. There was a lot of trial and error and although I was successful and loved the paintings I was producing, I was finding it challenging especially, on a larger scale.

Art is very subjective and beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. When I began to produce my paintings with more negative space, there arose freedom. My paintings suddenly became more calming and ethereal. The eyes could now choose to focus on a few focal points of interest as opposed to, being overwhelmed by the entire piece.

What I learned from my negative space paintings is, less is more. I create what I love and would like to see in my home-elegant and classic pieces that enhance and add to the beauty of the surroundings.

Wanna learn some tips from Pamella? Well, you can follow her on Instagram or Youtube.

The Beauty underwater

by Pål E. Olsen


We must say that Pål is the master of this category because this isn’t the only negative space pour he shared in the post but he shared many others in the group. And they were all quite amazing. We’d strongly recommend you to take a look at those negative space pours. We bet you’d fell in love with them.

Pål shared his thoughts about his experience with negative space pours:

I started doing acrylic pouring during fall 2019 and I spent a lot of time experimenting with mediums, paints, and techniques. After some time I wanted to challenge myself to do something different than “most others” were doing. Also, I started to find “traditional” pours somewhat messy and chaotic.

I loved the negative space you often see in Dutch pours and I wanted to see if I could merge it with my love for the flip cup. The result was what I now think of as “the traveling cup” – a merge between the funnel and the flip cup. I find that leaving negative space highlights the beauty of the fluid acrylics while at the same time giving the painting an overall cleaner and tidier look.

You can follow Pål on Instagram or Subscribe to his Youtube channel.


by Jocelyn


Jocelyn’s experience with negative space pours:

I would have to say color theory, paint pigment densities, and composition are just a few of the most important things I’ve learned when doing pours with lots of negative space in order to make the image as natural and fluid looking as possible. Those, and less is always more. Always.

Jocelyn shares her artwork on Instagram.

Heart on Fire

by Claire Schaffrath


Claire is one of the active members of the group and her artwork often gets lots of attention. She was featured in some of our previous posts because she’s an amazing artist.

Here is what Claire says about this negative space pour:

The heart was created on MDF wood. I used all paint thinned with water and added a few drops of the Australian floetrol to obtain some cells but this can be done without it if your paints are of a thin enough consistency.

This is essentially a Dutch pour with a puddle of colors poured just off-center then a ring or black base paint poured around the colors then blown out toward you with a hairdryer for bigger pieces or just your mouth for smaller pieces. Blow over and across puddle then blown back out away from you then a quick sweep over with the torch to bring out all cells.

Now the key to my negative space is that I will simply scrape away an area that I consider to be too busy and then repour the base color into it then blow it out gently to get an even surface. Anyway hope this helps. Everything must be done gently so low speed hairdryer thin paints to get them to move or blown gently with your mouth.

Love of Nature

by Jeanne Thibodeaux


Looks like Jeanne is in love with mother nature because her paintings often revolve around nature. She has shared some similar posts in the group and they’re all very impressive. You can explore her artwork in the group if you’re in love with nature.

The Feather

by Sue Holmes


This is the perfect use of vibrant colors on a negative space pours. Sue says that she blew the feather with a straw and then she pulled some bits with a cocktail stick. Look at those colors!

You must have noticed that these negative space pours belong to the active members of the group. It means you can also get featured in our future posts if you regularly share your artwork in the group. If you aren’t already a member of our Acrylic Pouring group, you’re more than welcome to join us. We bet you’d fell in love with the acrylic pours shared by the amazing artists.

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