The last pour and swipe that I did on a tile, I was using up old left over paint colors and just casually mentioned that it was a rainbow of colors. Hmm, that got me to thinking. Maybe I should actually make a rainbow.
I’m working on a 6 inch glossy white tile again today and I’ll add stripes of color in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and then violet at the bottom. I try to create a sort of arc of color but because I’m swiping it’s really not too important to get any kind of an accurate shape.
Then I swipe – and wow! It’s certainly not a rainbow but it is absolutely glorious! There’s enough paint that I can actually tilt it a little too to move the cells and shapes to create an even more interesting composition and move the shapes over the edge of the tile. I love it when the pattern continues over the edge.
Now I know I say this all the time, almost every time I complete another successful pour – but this one really is my favorite so far. The shapes and colors, well I think they are amazing.
I’ve got to give this another try one day. Of course it will never, ever, ever come out the same even if I did it 100 times, but I can certainly recommend pouring a rainbow next time you have some paints to use up. Check out the slideshow below for wet and dry pictures and close ups of the details.
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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.