“It’s like pourning out my eighty years of experiences onto shards of canvas.”
One-of-a-Kind Acrylic Pourings (numbered)
Eye-catching bursts of colors to accent your home/office walls
Interested in purchasing a piece?
Contact Diane Goble at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free pickup/delivery in Sisters, Oregon
(Sorry, no shipping available)
Dirty Cup Spiral Pour
Acrylic Pouring is a fluid painting technique used to create colorful abstract art by pouring various colors of acrylic paint onto a canvas in a variety of ways. Artists may apply color in puddles, pools, spirals or marble-like patterns using various tools found in your kitchen or toolbox. You can pour into a half-cup, through a funnel or a dish drainer or a strainer or over a decorative glass. You can pour a Dirty Cup, do a Flip Cup, or create a Bubble Wrap Dip. You can use a toothbrush or a toothpick or a pizza cutter or a marble, a hair dryer or a straw, or blow the paint with your mouth. Next the canvas will be tipped and tilted stretching the colors as most of the paint pours over the edges and onto the workspace below until the artist is pleased with the results on the canvas.
Want to give it a try?
I offer free* private or small group lessons (1 to 4 people within 10 miles of Sisters) to get you started. You buy the paint and canvas. I will teach you how to get started— where to purchase supplies/ get sales and discounts; setting up a workspace; what tools you’ll need; how to mix paints, use a color wheel, add silicone, prepare a canvas; how to plan a painting; methods of pouring; tilting and tipping, and edges; how to know when it’s time to scrape the paint off; using balloons, marbles, kitchen tools, straws, Bubble Wrap, blow dryers, torches; finishing touches, drying space and timing; varnishing.
Not only will I save you time and money, but I will accelerate your learning curve. I recommend you get started by going to YouTube and search “acrylic pouring compilations.” Watch as many videos as you can to see all the different ways people are pouring and their results. Write down the ones that appeal to you. I will share all the hints and tips I learned along the way that they don’t go into detail about so you don’t have to learn the hard way… like I did.
Email me at email@example.com when you are ready to jump in. I’ll tell you what supplies you’ll need to purchase. Plan on an hour or two for one or two people, three hours for three or four people. Make it a wine party!
As a former stress management teacher, I highly recommend it for all ages. And this isn’t just for women—men are beginning to find this to be a great relaxation tool… and the painting on the wall is a reminder to take a breath and let it all go.
*Diane’s Paint & Canvas Fund – while I’m happy to offer these start-up lessons for free, it is an expensive hobby so I would appreciate any donations you care to make so I can continue pouring.
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