This weekend I tried something a little different with my test canvases. I did a dirty pour with three flip cups, and I think it turned out OK. Below is a video from my YouTube channel with all the details. Additionally, I coated the piece in Art Resin. Eventually, the piece will be available on… Continue reading Triple Pour with Lots of Cells – Latest Video.
Yesterday I was working on a piece that used quite a few colors in the pour. Seven colors in fact! The colors were an inspiration from colors used by another YouTube artist, Annmarie Ridderhof. She uses a lot of earthy colors and they always tend to turn out very nice. The difference is that she… Continue reading Demonstration of a resin dirty pour and what to do when you get those ugly bubbles in the epoxy.
Teaching my 8 year old to paint using acrylic pouring medium and mixing colors is probably one of the most fun things I do each week. She just loves to make the magic happen and I love to watch her learn new things. This week we did a little 8 inch canvas using some metallic… Continue reading Discovering acrylic pouring cells by spraying silicone on the surface of a painting
Recently I started playing with some of Golden Paints Interference paints with my resin pieces. This type of paint surprisingly brought an entirely new level to the look I want with some of my art. When it is applied over another layer it has this really cool shimmer of color. Much the same way… Continue reading How to fix a ugly acrylic pour painting with color tinted resin using Golden Interference Paint.
Most of the pieces I do with acrylic pouring mediums I also coat in resin. Personally, I think it looks better for the work and adds a level of quality that you don't get with varnish. Don't get me wrong, there is a place for varnish and resin is no cheap venture, but if you… Continue reading Acrylic Pouring with A Final Resin Coat.
This Sunday afternoon my youngest and I made a little artwork. She has been begging for me to make a YouTube video on my channel of her and I making art. So this afternoon we decided on a piece and started filming away. The best part of working with my youngest is that she is… Continue reading Resin painting with my 8 year old.
I was asked about using Floetrol as a pouring medium and was interested in doing some tests. After the testing and a great conversation with the guys at Flood regarding the science behind floetrol, I found it to be a pretty good alternative. Without getting into too much detail in writing, I put together a… Continue reading Another alternative to pouring medium
I was asked recently about the way in which I use pouring medium. Apparently, certain pouring mediums are hard to find, out of stock or just plain expensive. After doing a little more research, I came up with a weighted pouring solution that is much less costly and easier to obtain. Pouring medium itself has… Continue reading Acrylic pouring on a budget
This blog has been a holding site for the last couple of years as I found out more about myself and where I want to be going forward. After 15 years growing a photography studio, I finally decided to go back to doing what I loved, art. Over the last couple of years, I… Continue reading More water than anything
One of my biggest problems with art is that I seem to delve into the technical side of the medium until I am exhausted. I do this with photography, music, painting and even cooking. It seems like no matter what I get my hands on; I need to know all the details. So when I… Continue reading Fluid Pouring Cell Magic & Video