Pour #1, acrylic on 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas. 2017 Sheila Delgado
Pour #2, acrylic on 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas. 2017 Sheila Delgado
Pour #3, acrylic on 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas. 2017 Sheila Delgado
These have me thinking cosmos. Or satellite views of the earth. Not angels. The microscopic cells did not survive drying. They collapsed, leaving broken shards of color. I was surprised that the thick paint dried overnight. On pour three, the white paint was thick, but somehow the texture of the canvas is visible. There are little concave dimples. Weird and interesting.
The canvas sides are eye-catching. Maybe even more so that the fronts.
Tried to show the shine of the metallic in the last two images. But you know how difficult it is to capture. So, out of 7 attempts, I ended up with one angel. I am going to try once more with the lavender canvas tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes. Be seeing you!
Acrylic Pour Experiment. 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas. 2017 Sheila Delgado
Cling wrap covered butcher tray. 1 1/4 in. toilet tissue roll. (Canvas stands, so paint can pool underneath.) Mix paint colors with water, a few drops of Iso. Alcohol. Stir well.
Pour color on canvas randomly, tilt to cover canvas front, and create movement.
The lavender were not as successful. I did add more alcohol to the last batch, and I DID get some cells. Left canvas, left side and top right. But I also think I added too much water to some of the colors, and there was not enough separation.
I learned that I can scoop the paint from the tray with the palette knife. And if you tilt the knife towards the side of the canvas (on the top) the paint will drip, and the sides look fully integrated. Just place like colors near each other. (Blue with blue.)
I spent several hours researching pouring techniques. Discovered an amazing artist. Andrea Pramuk. Her method and medium is different, and I do not have the tools she uses. Absolutely love her work!
There are dozens of videos on YouTube of course. Many that I found focus on “Dirty Pours” and creating cells. A dirty pour is where you mix your colors individually, and then pour them into a single cup, and pour them all on the canvas at once. Cells are sort of “bubbles” of color that stay separate. Very interesting that style, but I had something more… wispy, or airy in mind.
There is a method, or rather several that can be used. One artist went into the mathematical weights of each pigment. He explained how to layer the paints, to get cells easily. There are different mixes, and you can use of course pouring medium. Or Mod Podge. I do not have the medium, but I found a recipe to make your own that I want to try. I meant to try the Mod Podge, but in my excitement, I forgot to open the bottle. Dork.
I am happy with these experiments, even though they are not exactly what I had in mind. I may not use them for the project I am working on, but I think they can be used for something. I have to wait until they dry, and see what, if any changes occur in the process.
LYA SIDE SWAP
This card came to me from Sharon “Snap” Lane. We have been swap buddies for several years. Doesn’t this card just scream Spring!? Woman after my own heart. She has a photo on her site of a gorgeous Hawk that visits her yard. WOW! Lot’s of fun going on over there Snap!
On the back:
A big YEEHAW from Texas!
Bloom where you are planted!
Yeehaw! Don’t you just want to run out, get some BBQ and turn on some fiddle music? Not only did Snap send this snappy postcard. She sent four blank cards, that I can send and share! These are by assorted artists. All things I love. (Isn’t that sort of amazing?) And of course, the fish symbolizes abundance. A wish for all the best.
Don’t think these cards are going to stay blank for long. And you know that those flowers are begging for some fun color!
Thank you Snap for swapping with me! You have brightened my day, and your generosity will allow me to pay JOYforward! You might just have my card in your mailbox today!
Tomorrow I will join the Liberate Your Art Blog hop. I will post a link to the hop, so you can visit the artists blogs and see more of the amazing art that has been shared around the world. I will also post Kat’s card for the participants. Stay tuned!
Pour 1 detail 1. Acrylic on paper. 2017 Sheila Delgado
Poured paint on paper has a will of its own. Hoping for interesting, organic shapes. Instead I produced runs and drips. The details might be useful as part of a collage. Or maybe I can continue with more paint and marks. The colors show as intense, but in person they are soft, warm and subtle.
Pour 1 detail 2. Acrylic on paper. 2017 Sheila Delgado
Pour 1. 6 x 6 Acrylic on paper. 2017 Sheila Delgado
We had rain last night, and clouds today. Made for interesting Mingus views.