“It’s like pourning out my eighty years of experiences onto shards of canvas… like I saw at the end of my NDE”
Dirty Cup Spiral Pour
Diane’s Contemplative Art Gallery
Acrylic Pouring can be a contemplative experience that results in colorful abstract art by combining various colors of acrylic paint in a cup then pouring the mixture onto a canvas in a variety of ways… then tipping and tilting the canvas until most of the paint has dripped over the sides and off the canvas leaving a visionary delight behind.
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I spend time in meditation before I choose my colors and decide how I’m going to pour and what other tools I might use to enhance the design. There are a variety of techniques to choose from–pour the paint over a decorative piece of glass, a decorative cup, a funnel, certain kitchen gadgets. You can do a flip cup or a spiral pour, use multiple cups. You can have the canvas on a spinner and give the canvas an occasional spin to move the paint.
Mixing the paints is another meditative experience as I imagine how the colors will mix, how paint consistencies will interact, what order of colors will produce the most interesting results. It’s a learing by doing process so I practice on smaller canvases before trying something new on a larger size. I’ve come to prefer working with 16×24–plus I have a limited workspace and it is a messy process!!!
When I’m pouring, my intention is to shed some light on my experience when my body drowned fifty-plus years ago to help others begin to visualize what it is like to die peacefully… to relieve the angst over the fear of dying and of death knowing that death of the physical form is our graduation from the University of Life on Earth.
I realize words are inadequate, which is why I’ve turned to this art form to try to explain without words who we really are. Use my designs as meditation tools. Spend time looking closely at these pourings. There is no one top or bottom or right side. There are actually four images, six for squares, in each painting and each will speak to you differently. Get to know the teachers who emerge to guide you to peace through awakening higher consciousness.
“We are spiritual beings
having human being experiences.”
I took up acrylic pouring during the COVID quarantine because I was at that point in working through my Bucket List that I had listed “Take up painting.” I spent a year watching YouTube videos of others pouring acrylic paint on canvas and trying different techniques until I felt I was coming up with some good examples. I hit upon it on #50 which coincided with the 50th anniversary of my Near-Death Experience.
What I came up with, I think, are some great meditation tools. Your intention is your own, but intently looking deeply into these paintings is like entering another world that constantly changes as you rotate the canvas… each piece is multi-diemnsional. Images rise and fall, morph into other beings, transform with movement… all of which one has a hard time conveying to another person because it is a deeply felt, ineffable experience.
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