In the last painting I did (check it out, it’s amazing here), there was one area of my ‘rainbow’ where the cells made a mix of colors and shapes that reminded me of peacock feathers. Who doesn’t love the shimmer of a fabulous peacock feather? So my next project idea was born.
I’m using a mid green, mixed myself with part green and part yellow, a bright cobalt blue, and a gold mixed myself with mica pigments. I’m using white for my base. Back to pouring onto a tile again today while I save for canvases.
Always looking for something new to try, today I pour into little stacked puddles of color and then swipe in a zig-zag shape across the tile. It certainly results in an explosion of beautiful little cells.
But then at the end – another complete disaster and it was ruined. I am such a clutz. I didn’t consider that painting on a tile would take longer to dry all the way through than on a canvas, and I messed it up completely 🙁
What do you think? Did these colors look like a peacock feather to you? I’m not sure now they are mixed. Maybe more purple and or a darker blue? Less green or a different green? It certainly was beautiful and I had plans to give it to the lady in the tile shop. She seemed rather bemused when I told her I wanted some plain tiles to paint on.
Check out the slide show below for more pictures while it was wet, and the details. Sadly no finished pictures on this one unless you want to look at a cleaned tile. Sigh.
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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.