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This kiss paint pour, Day 10 of my acrylic pouring color theory series, is one of my favorite pieces of the series so far! It’s a very dramatic piece in a tetradic color scheme that, to me, is reminiscent of the sea meeting a lava flow.
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Color of the Day (Day 10 – Kiss Paint Pour):
- Tetradic – Orange, Blue, Red-orange, Blue-green
- Kiss paint pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Red and yellow for orange, orange and white for light orange, orange and red for red-orange, blue and green for blue-green, blue and white for light blue)
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Blue
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
- Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Kiss Paint Pour Step by Step
- Lay down a thin base coat of paint. For this kiss paint pour, I did roughly half of my base coat in black and half of it in white.
- Prepare your cups for pouring. I used one cup of warm colors plus black and one cup of cool colors with white.
- I layered them as if I was doing a tree ring pour, gently pouring the colors down the side of the cup so the layers remain distinct.
- Warm cup layers: red-orange, black, light orange, black, red-orange, light orange, black, orange, red-orange, orange, black.
- Cool cup layers: blue, white, blue-green, light blue, white, navy blue, white, blue, blue-green, white, light blue, blue.
- Pour the two cups of paint at the same time o that the puddles from each are touching as you pour. As I poured these, I moved along the canvas slowly and did a slight wiggling motion with the paint.
- Tilt your canvas until you are happy with your painting.
Go Forth and Pour!
There are so many cool combos you could use for a kiss pour! Use your imagination and get pouring, my friends!!
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