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Acrylic Paint and Pour - The Art of Healing



Acrylic pouring medium painting is one of the most popular techniques. If it is your first time, with practice, you will improve the results, acquiring skill and security. Would you pick this art of healing?


Learn some paint and pour tricks that will help you take the first steps in painting with acrylics.


Art of healing: Experimenting with acrylic pouring medium painting


Acrylic painters and watercolorists can paint realistically and abstractly. When painting with acrylics, the artist generally works in a non-objective style. People might scoff that this duality is a sign of the artist's divided artistic personality, but artists attest that they work this way depending on the style.


For them, this liberal mindset and sense of embracing the unknown not only keeps them focused, but also allows them to find the subject from both internal and worldly sources.

When starting an acrylic painting, the artist intends to be mainly abstract; he refers to reference studies and photographic images to begin to build a concept in his mind.


The painting arises from the artist's thought. In terms of acrylic pouring medium painting techniques, the artist does not stretch his paper.


Acrylic pouring medium painting: first steps


Starting to paint with acrylic is easy. The materials you are going to use are:


  • Color palette

  • Special paper for acrylic

  • Brushes (flat, round, fan, spatula)

  • Acrylic paint

  • Two boats of water

Tip: The fan-shaped acrylic paint and pour brush is ideal for painting streams, lines, and waterfalls.


· We prefer Waterford paper when using acrylic paint. First coat the paper with gesso or a texture medium

· Next, drag a clay modeling tool across the middle to create ridges across the entire surface

· He also uses kitchen spatulas and other tools to create various textures

· Next, choose two or three colors that go together in the eye and your mind pour fluid acrylics into small plates that you will later use to dilute with water on the paper

· After this, use the paint and tools to move the paint around, adding and altering the acrylic paint colors to create unusual patterns and color relationships

· Throughout the initial stages of a painting, you should work hard to allow acrylic pouring medium painting to evolve on your terms and in your style


Three techniques in one


If you dilute acrylic paint with water or an acrylic medium: you will get a texture very similar to that of watercolor or gouache. When it comes out of the tube, the acrylic paint has the consistency of oil. If you add a retarder, its drying can be as slow as this one.


Note: watercolor, gouache, oil or acrylic - pigments are the same!


While we paint, what do we do with the brushes that we stop using?


If, when painting, we stop using any of the brushes, the first thing we do is rinse it in the "dirty" water bottle. Then we dry the brush with a cloth, removing the remains of paint; and we rinse again with water and leave it lying on a tray that collects the water that falls from the brush. After half an hour without having used it, we must rewash it to remove the remains of paint between the bristles.


How are acrylic brushes washed?


Acrylic paint is pasty and very adhesive, so we must pay special attention to cleaning the tools we use to paint, especially brushes. In a sink, sink or basin, we rinse the brush very well. We put some dish soap. We immerse the brush in the soapy solution; squeeze the bristles, until forming a fan. We rinse with plenty of water and let it dry. It is appropriate to put the wet brush in a tray or pot with the bristles facing up. We must not leave the brush resting on the bristles, as they will deform.

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