Acrylic Puddle Pour

I’m excited to announce that we accepted an offer on our house this week, and assuming all goes well with inspections and what not, we’ll be closing on March 30th!  Hopefully, that means we’ll be getting settled in to a new home in Colorado the first week of April, and I can get back to filming videos!  But let’s get on with what you’re really here for — this awesome acrylic puddle pour painting!

I filmed the making of this painting back in the summer around the same time as the others I’ve posted.  My first couple of acrylic pour paintings were made using a dirty cup technique, and I wanted to try something a little different.  For this painting, I chose a puddle pour technique.  I’ve actually done something similar with one of my soap pours, the Pineapple Cilantro.

I chose a variety of bright colors (links below), plus two contrasting “base” colors, black and a creamy buff color.  My canvas here is a 12″x12″ square, and kept my base colors isolated to opposite corners.  So black on two corners opposite from one another, and the buff color on the other two corners.  In each base puddle, I alternated between base colors and bright colors, but I only used my black and buff in their respective corners.

The end result is one of my favorite acrylic pour paintings that I’ve made.  I think it’s really interesting how the buff color completely overtook the brights, but the black sank and allowed the brights to pop through to the surface.  This kind of experimenting really lets you learn which of your paints have heavier pigments, and how they will perform for future work.  As I mentioned in the video, I think it almost looks like some kind of natural stone that split through the middle exposing the beautiful explosion of color on the inside. It’s mesmerizing!

Materials used for this painting:

Artist’s Loft Flow Acrylic – Black
FolkArt Acrylic – Linen
DecoArt Americana – Canyon Orange
DecoArt Americana – Coral Blush
DecoArt Americana – Alizarin Crimson
DecoArt Americana – Peacock Teal
Liquitex Pouring Medium
3-In-1 Silicone Oil

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