The obsession with oceans has not let up.
Acrylic paint pouring is a real trip. You never know what you will get, even though I'm trying to control my paints, and I do use a brush to touch up and add detail after it dries, the paint itself has a mind of its own.
See how the "cells" develop? I adore that part.
Here is another close up of the cells. I call them Sea Cells.
This is the painting it is from.
I mixed the acrylic paint with water, a conditioner, and coconut hair serum.
This is how it is poured out onto the canvas.
Next, I use a cake server to spread the colors, much of it pours off the side of the canvas. What is left, I try to manipulate into waves and clouds.
It is hard to believe that this becomes...
The process intrigues and fascinates me. And since I am land locked, here in Kansas, it is nice to think about oceans.
Abstracts are fun to do too. This one was done with a "dirty pour". All of the colors are layered into a cup, turned upside down on the canvas, then I "swiped" across it with my cake server.
My typical painting style is too detailed, much better suited to illustrations than art to hang on walls. So, I've been using this technique to try to teach myself to let go a bit and let what happens, happen
Here is a tutorial on how I do these. Please excuse the mess and the lack of editing!