This week, I tried a painting technique called “acrylic pouring,” something completely new to me and out of my comfort zone. For someone who is a newbie, I would call these a success!
The Devil is in the Details
Galaxy at Midnight
Tutorials are plentiful (especially on YouTube), but the basic necessities are:
paint (even children’s paints),
liquid silicone (for shoes, treadmills, etc), and
your choice of pouring medium (used to thin the paint).
Liquitex pouring medium, Liquitex paint, and Moneysworth & Best Liquid Silicone used for acrylic pouring
You can achieve amazing results with literally any budget. I have seen beautiful results that surprised me using $10 spent on dollar-store supplies. In my case, I had several tubes of Liquitex heavy bodied acrylic paint on hand from an abandoned painting I’d begun a couple of years ago. (Bad girl!)
My last understated piece of advise is to state you must let your paintings cure for a couple of weeks. With space at a premium, I stacked them after a few days and the result was nearly disastrous. ::blushes:: You would think I would know better. Thankfully there was no noticeable damage when separating the paintings.
Aside from acrylics, I have also been practising with watercolour paints!
Practising with watercolours
I think my bee is lovely… the roses, in contrast, could stand improvement. ::laughs:: I have an interested buyer that requested bumblebees! They approve of my little sketches, so while I shall endeavour to practice more, I am relieved my skill level is acceptable. I think I might play with my watercolour pencils as well, and see if I can strike a balance between them and the paints.