A number of painting YouTube channels have come together for a challenge. We all decided to create a simple swipe using three colors:
- Pink or magenta
- Blue of our choice
- Black or white
I used some new paints I had from Pebeo, their Dyna colors in 356 Iridescent Violet Blue and 358 Iridescent Green Blue. Ooh, these are lovely. I highly recommend getting some if you like a little sparkle or iridescence to your paintings. Adding in one or two iridescent colors to your usual paints would look great too and can jazz up something with your usual economy colors.
That was it. Very simple, a limited color scheme and it had to be a swipe. How many different looking results would we get and how many different techniques would we see? Here’s my swipe and video, along with pictures of the other finished swipes.
Wow, what a great bunch of work. You can find the other videos in this series by clicking the links in the description under the video on YouTube.
And this is what my swipe looked like when all dry and finished. Pretty amazing, the iridescent colors look fabulous. You need them!
As usual, check out all of my images for this painting, wet and dry and the details in the slideshow below.
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.