During an art sale a while back, I picked up a flow aid medium, which I’ve never used. I wondered if I could use that in conjunction with the liquid acrylics to create something like an acrylic pour.
Since I assumed it would involve rotating or maybe even shaking a very wet canvas, I thought it best to try this outside. After a light gesso slathering, I ran my now-modified liquid acrylics onto the canvas and got this:
Well, THAT’s a promising start! It’s a poem about space, and that looks pretty gosh-darn spacey!
An hour later, the paint had fully dried,leaving me with:
@snarke saw the painting at this stage and said it reminded her of space. A win!
I’d expected this color shift, but hoped it wouldn’t be quite so light. Next step: add acrylics to put some of the deep, lovely darkness in the first pic back in. Unfortunately, I overdid it and managed to wipe out most of what I liked from earlier.
So how to fix it? I’d hoped that if used gouache paints and went even darker, the contrast would make the lighter colors pop out. That didn’t really happen.
So what now? I’m not sure, but I think I’m going to try a second flow aid / liquid acrylic session and hope that it’ll provide the balance I’d been trying for earlier this morning!
Materials used: Black canvas, gouache and acrylic paints, iridescent paint, metallic paint, liquid acrylics,flow aid medium.