View Full Version : Playing With Acrylics

05-05-2018, 02:51 AM
A friend tried a technique that I had never heard of before with acrylics - "Dirty Pour" :lol:
No - not what one would think from the name. Had to try it - here is one that I liked the results of.

Have not done much painting with acrylics but thought here is a chance just to play with the paint. I want to learn more about acrylics and am researching it now. Most of my art has been with watercolor and oils. The Dirty Pour is very messy but liberating and the results can be interesting.

If you use your imagination you can see a variety of images within the "pour" To me this could be an ancient marine creature swimming through the water. Turn it a upsidedown and it can be something different.

On stretched canvas - 10 x 20 inches


05-05-2018, 04:12 AM
You are in good company with the some of the brilliant pours we see on this channel and yours is no exception. Well done.

05-05-2018, 06:57 AM
They are fun and always surprising to do, this one is lovely.

05-05-2018, 08:36 AM
Great pour! To me it looks like a satellite image of some weird geological formation. You knew where to stop which is half the battle! I've seen so many youtube pours go south by over manipulation.

05-05-2018, 09:57 AM
Very nice.

05-05-2018, 10:20 AM
Very cool result.

05-05-2018, 10:46 AM
Like it

05-05-2018, 03:38 PM
A really cool effect.

05-05-2018, 09:02 PM
Thank you all for your kind comments - appreciate the feedback

Lady Carol
05-05-2018, 10:16 PM
I have done a bunch of pours. Did you put oil in it to get the cells?

05-27-2018, 03:24 AM
Sorry for the delay in answering Lady Carol - don't often visit WetCanvas.

To answer your question, yes, I did use a hair product that was suggested to get the cells. Haven't done many pours yet.

Did another besides the first one posted and then used the dried overflow to add to the final painting. I called it "The Enchanted Forest" . I want to do more but haven't made the time to do it. I really did enjoy what I did do.

Here is the other one - 10 x 20 Canvas - Poured Acrylics and added pieces from the skins to complete then used five coats of clear finish.