We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Pouring happiness!

I've still got several projects that need finishing; being ill for most of February has set me back somewhat! Anyway, fully recovered now, and the sun is shining so feeling very Spring-like.

Still experimenting with pouring acrylics. It looks simple but it isn't - here's the science bit - some pigments are heavier than others, which should dictate the order of pour. But that is only if you know the specific gravity of the paints! I think I'll just continue to experiment and let serendipity prevail!

Here are some more ...

I used an old canvas board for this one, and I can still see the texture paste underneath! If you look carefully you can see a bird in the bottom black section!

This is a horizontal pour, with a black pour either side.

This tiny canvas has the excess from the previous pour above. I just scooped up the paint with a palette knife and dropped it onto the canvas, letting it do its own thing!

This pour is on a white glazed tile.

Sometimes there are air bubbles in a pour, and I think that heat can get rid of them. Musr remember that next time!

I've been using mountboard for experimental pours too, and I thought that it would be a pity not to use the successful ones  - so I've put some on the front of notebooks! This one, and a couple of others are in my Etsy shop (here), or there is a link on the sidebar.

Now, I must - must - must - finish some of the projects that are littering my craft room!

1 comment:

  1. WONDERFUL pours. They are beautiful, and I was most impressed with the one on the white tile, since I have so many of them. Great inspiration, too. I really like serendipitous, too.