Hah – this baby isn’t going to bend like my last attempt! Just try it paint – I got you beat on this one. I was so disappointed my last painting was spoiled by a bending canvas panel despite all my best efforts, so I am determined to try that color combo again and make it work.
This time I’m working on a ceramic tile, and I’ve prepared it in advance by giving it a coat of gesso and then by painting the edges and the corners black. On a white glossy tile, I’ve had the paint slide off those shiny edges and leave it a bit thin there. Painting with black took away that possibility and I wouldn’t feel I had to tip the paint so much over the edge and lose any design I might like.
Again I was using black, magenta, gold, violet and my special magic ingredient – my fine iridescent glitter ‘paint’. And this time it turned out beautifully, exactly as I had hoped. In fact, stunning!
It was so nice that I plan to make more just like it, although I’m a bit short on tiles and need to save them for other projects right now. But I did use my leftover bits of paint to create a little mini to match my tile. Love these tiny 3-inch canvases. Perfect for creating beautiful art from your leftover paints. Get the pack with the stands, they look really good and make nice presents, or nice bonus items when someone has a full sized painting from you.
Check out the slideshow below for lots more pictures, wet and dry and the closeup of the details. Thanks for looking.
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.