Swiping a Red and White Dive Flag Painting

Ok so I can’t stop swiping! This time something completely different and just for my own enjoyment. Hubby and I are keen scuba divers, and instructors. I’m no longer working in scuba diving but hubby still does. It’s his job to take tourists out on a boat into the Caribbean and take them diving. Terrible! But someone has to do it (wink).

The dive flag that signifies that divers are under water is red with a white diagonal stripe so I decide to try to recreate that. So this is a simple swipe with white and one color – how will that work out?

It doesn’t all go well, I get some marks in the white paint when it dries. Are those bubbles? Or some lumps in the paint? Not sure. And my canvas board warps and then when i try to bend it back, some of the paint comes away from the canvas causing a bubble. But I’m not worried, we both still love this and will hang it, and enjoy looking at it.

I wonder if I could make some minis and sell them in the dive shop? Check out my video and some pictures below the video. Thanks for watching.


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Acrylic pouring. Learn how to swipe to create cells, video tutorial

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.

Comments

  1. Thank you. I enjoy your experiments in pouring. I am a begginer in baby stage. I have done two pictures the first looks like fire the second look ok and then i tried to fix it and made it worse.
    I will continue trying. I find it very relaxing and i like different.

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