This week, I took my painting to one of my favorite places on the planet, the beach. Many artists create beach scenes using acrylic paint pouring, and they are so beautiful. So I decided to give it a try because it’s easier and cheaper than actually going to the beach, although that’s what I’m really in the mood to do right now.
Most of the beach scenes that I’ve seen done with acrylic paint pouring are the depictions of the sand and the sea, but I wanted to put my own spin on it and paint my favorite part of the beach, the sunset. And it just so happened that I just got a steal of a deal on some “oops” paint at Home Depot that was just the right colors to make that happen!
This is my first attempt at a landscape with acrylic paint pouring, and I’m just thrilled with how it turned out. I tried to keep the proportions right by using the thirds, and I added a focal point in with the seagull to round out the composition and add some dimension.
I did try to add in a swipe for the sun setting, as you’ll see in the video, but it did not turn out well. Luckily, I had enough paint to dump the attempt off the side without ruining the piece.
Acrylic Paint Pouring Sunset Beach Scene
- Open-cup Pour
- Reverse Dip with cling wrap
- Straw blown
- Navy Blue mixed from Artist’s Loft Bright Blue and Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- Artist’s Loft Metallic Cobalt
- Artist’s Loft Titanium White
- Flat, Medium Base Behr Paint & Primer in One, Color Sample – Mauve color*
- Flat, Deep Base Behr Paint & Primer in One, Color Sample – Salmon color*
- Ultra Pure White Base Behr Interior Matte /Exterior Flat Stain-blocking Paint & Primer Marquee Color Sample – Teal color*
- Dunn Edwards Perfect Palette Sampler, Interior Velvet Light Base – Cream color*
*I don’t know the exact colors of these because I purchased them in the “oops” section of Home Depot as well as from the HabiStore, but I noted as much identifying info as I have.
- Water (only in acrylics)
- 11in x 14in canvas
- Seagull Flying #ME5FDA24, More Animal Silhouettes
Go Forth and Pour!
I definitely intend to continue experimenting with this style of intentional pouring. I truly think the possibilities are endless and challenge you to see what you can come up with as well!
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That is totally awesome! A very different take on a beach scene and it turned out just lovely.
Nerissa Hall says