You know I love to swipe my paintings and today I’m adding ALL my colors for a fun circular swipe. I’ll be swiping twice too, so let’s see what that does!
I usually swipe in a straight line, don’t we all (mostly), but I have done one wavy swipe in the past on this one. I’m still swiping in a straight line but instead of from top to bottom or left to right, on this one, I lay out the paints in a circle and then swipe out from the center. I’m conscious that the yellows and the orange are transparent paints and I’ve had trouble in the past trying to swipe transparent over opaque so I wondered at the time what this would look like when it dried.
These paints were all pre-mixed in my squeezy bottles to make this super quick and simple. The recipe would have been 1 part Floetrol to 2 parts paint and water as needed. Each bottle would contain a few drops of treadmill belt lubricant – about 1 -2 drops per 20g of original paint measurement approximately.
I had a lot of fun with this painting. The pre-mixed paints made it really quick and easy to lay out all the colors so I could just run into my room and paint, no need to spend a lot of time mixing up ready to pour. That’s a good thing because it’s so darned hot in there right now that as much as I want to paint, I have to keep indoors time to a minimum this time of year! Luckily the heat doesn’t seem to affect my paintings, although it can make varnishing a bit of a challenge. I decided to use the UV-Resistant spray varnish on this one. You can see the texture of the paint more than with the usual Polycrylic and its not so glossy, but good to know those bright colors are protected.
Wow-wee. Will you look at that! I am so happy with this painting and even my husband admits that it is one of his favorites. The explosion of cells out from the center looks very different to the usual straight swipes.
As usual, enjoy the images of the painting below, both wet and dry, and closeups of the pretty details.
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.