I have been acrylic pouring for a while now. Experimenting with different paints and combinations of water, Flotrol, and silicone which help create large cells is challenging and exciting. This medium has endless possibilities, and choosing the right color combinations and amounts of each color will give different results every time. What’s great is that no two paintings are alike. That being said, you do end up with a ton of canvases while perfecting your method!
If you have ever done any kind of painting or purchased “Artist grade” supplies, you truly have an understanding of what it means to be a “Starving Artist”! So trying to get amazing results at a lower cost is a time consuming mission. But have no fear, I have accomplished the impossible!
Working on smaller canvas is much easier than larger canvas. Anything over 16″x 20″ gets harder because of the amount of paint that is needed and where to place your pours on the canvas to get complete coverage. Nothing is worse than not getting the paint over the edges. These 12″x 12″ paintings were made with craft paint. Yep, those dollar to a buck and a quarter 2 oz. bottles! A magician may never reveal his/her secrets, but I’m not a magician. Everyone should be able to experience acrylic pour painting without having to get a second mortgage.
I find that when I am doing a pour painting, there is a zen moment when you allow yourself to let go and as the paint spills onto the canvas you are forced to stay in the moment. If you would like written instructions on how to make an acrylic pour painting please let me know. I would love to make a tutorial lesson for everyone.
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