Day 15 of my acrylic pouring color theory series is a new take on an old favorite pour, a wreck a ring pour! Take your more classic tree ring pour and turn it into something brand new!
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Color of the Day (Day 15 – Wreck a Ring Pour):
- Tetrad – Yellow, Violet, Blue-green, Red-orange
- Wreck a Ring Pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Blue and magenta for violet, blue and green (yellow and blue) for blue-green, red and orange (red and yellow) for red-orange)
I used magenta for my violet hues because I think it makes a less muddy color because there isn’t a yellow undertone to it as there is with red. So if you ever want to make a very vivid violet color, go with magenta. I have found that I actually prefer the Liquitex Basics Quinacridone Magenta to the Artist’s Loft Brilliant Magenta.
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Blue
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Magenta
- Popsicle Stick/skewer
Wreck a Ring Pour Step by Step
- Lay down a base coat across your entire canvas to help your paint flow more smoothly.
- Layer your paints into your pour cup, pouring each color down the side of the cup slowly so as to create very definied layers. The order in which I layered my paints for this painting was:
- While moving the cup in small circles, slowly pour your paint into one spot on the canvas.
- Once you have poured all of your paint out onto the canvas, take a popsicle stick or skewer or your finger and draw some lines through the puddle.
- Tilt your canvas to spread the paint over the entire canvas.
Go Forth and Pour!
So that’s it! That’s how you add a little bit of spice to a tree ring pour! I just love the effects and details you can get from simply moving the paint a little bit before you tilt; it’s truly amazing the difference it makes!
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