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.
Over the weekend my lovely wife gave me three sets of Pebeo paints to play with. There were three kits, each with their own specific purpose. The tree kits are listed below with links. For more information about Pebeo and what they have to offer go check out Pebeo.com. They have a ton… Continue reading Testing out the Pebeo Discovery Sets and not making a terrible mess!
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
One of the reasons I like panels better than canvas is the starting over factor. It is much easier to sand down a panel than to just add more paint to a canvas. Once I started using panels, I never went back to the canvas. It is much more versatile for the type of… Continue reading Starting over