Friday, March 29, 2013

Pouring

Yesterday my fellow Pieces of 8 and artist extraordinaire, Carol Schiff and I spent a few hours trying an acrylics technique we had never tried before called pouring.  It is very messy, totally unpredictable and great fun.
The hardest part of the process is to pick the colors you want to use.  We choose a metallic (because we are girls and love shiny objects), red, black, white and at the last minute some blue.  We spread out our newspaper, filled little paper cups with paint and pouring liquid, donned our plastic gloves (a must!!) and took a deep breath.  We started pouring different colors in different places onto our canvases then started moving the canvas slowly back and forth, up and down and just watched as patterns formed and colors blended into each other. 
It was amazing to watch as the paint moved at glacial speed sometimes dripping off of the canvas onto the newspaper or puddling in one corner.  Pouring has the same fascination as watching a lava lamp, it transfixes you and there is lots of oohhing and ahhing.
Once the first canvas was finally covered I used a stick to draw lines down the whole length of the canvas then raked a wide tooth comb threw the lines as if I was making marbleized paper.  I left the other canvas as is . 
I love the way they came out!!! Enjoy.

















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