Day 25 of my acrylic pouring color theory series, a traveling ring pour, is seriously one of my favorites! There’s tons of contrast here between light and dark and between warm and cool. And there’s so much detail, ripples of lines and cells, just loving all of the movement and texture here!
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Color of the Day (Day 25 – Traveling Ring Pour):
- Tetrad – Blue, Violet, Orange, Yellow
- Light Violet
- Traveling Ring Pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Yellow and red for orange, blue and magenta for violet, white and violet for light violet)
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
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Traveling Ring Pour Video Tutorial
Traveling Ring Pour Step by Step
- Layer your colors in your cup. For ring pours of any type to have well-defined rings, you’ll want your paint to be in discreet layers in the cup. In order to achieve this, pour the paint into the cup slowly at the side of the cup, so that the pait runs down the side of the cup to the bottom. The order in of my paint layers for this traveling ring pour was: light violet, yellow, orange, blue, violet, white, blue, yellow, orange.
- Pour your paint onto the canvas. Your hand will be making tiny concentric circles. For the traveling ring pour, you’ll slowly move the cup along the canvas any path that you’d like.
- Once your paint is gone, stretch the paint by tilting and covering the whole canvas. Continue tilting until you’re happy with your painting.
Go Forth and Pour!
So that’s how you do the traveling ring pour! If you’re interested in other ring pour versions, feel free to check out my ring pour with interior house paint, a classic ring pour, a split-cup tree ring pour, and a wrecked ring pour.
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