Oh, Sarah, why do you torture us this way? It was Sarah’s turn to pick our challenge this month and if we thought Sherry’s 3d pour challenge was bad, we had no idea how bad it was going to get. I’ll tell you a secret – halfway through the month Sarah even tried to vary the terms of the challenge after some of us had already done it so that we didn’t have to pour round puddles. She even found her own challenge too challenging – hahaha.
So I don’t feel quite so bad that my painting turned out to be such an epic disaster. With the work I’d been doing to get my new video class ready, I did the painting and then when it didn’t turn out to be stellar, I simply didn’t have the time to make another recording in time for the challenge – so this is my painting, warts and all. A good example that sometimes you can have a dream, but reality can be a bit of a kick in the pants!
To make it even worse, the video I took corrupted. I managed to get back the picture but not the sound, so the sound is taken from the far away camera and doesn’t come out as well. An all-round epic painting disaster movie in the making. Let’s watch it anyway. I always promised to show my failures as well as my successes so I might as well complete my total embarrassment by showing it to you as well.
See, that is not what I had planned for this challenge! I let the side down this time. I will try this again because I think it has some potential, but maybe with different colors and more space between the ‘feathers’? What do you think? Do pop on over to YouTube and see all the other videos in this challenge series – they are all SO much better than mine, and we have a guest painter with us this month too.
Then get out your forks and join us in the challenge for October. I want to see your forked designs. Come share them in the Facebook group, use the hashtag #OctoberPouringChallenge and TAG me in the comments. I’d love to see how you do so much better than I do!
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.