Day 27 of my acrylic pouring color theory series is an infinity pour, and I am totally in love with it! This technique is great for highlighting and making the most of contrasting colors, like in this tetradic color scheme.
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Color of the Day (Day 27 – Infinity Pour):
- Tetradic – Violet, Blue-violet, Yellow, Yellow-orange
- Light violet
- Infinity Pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Blue and magenta for violet, white and violet for light violet, blue and violet for blue-violet, yellow and orange (red and yellow) for yellow-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
- Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Infinity Pour Video Tutorial
Infinity Pour Step by Step
- For an infinity pour, you’ll have two pouring cups. For this piece, I chose to do a warm cup and a cool cup. That way, my colors wouldn’t muddy. I layered my cups like I would for a dirty-cup pour. I layered my cool cup with: light violet, blue-violet, violet, white, black. I layered my warm cup with: yellow, yellow-orange, white, black.
- You will pour both cups in at the same time, each in their own circle with the two circles overlapping toward the center. You’re aiming for something that looks like a ven diagram. The motion takes a little bit to get down, but once, you’ve got a rhythm going, it’s not too hard.
- Once you’ve emptied both your cups in this circular manner, tilt your painting until you are satisfied with the composition and look of your painting.
Go Forth and Pour!
And that’s all there is to it, you have yourself an infinity pour! If you are looking for a fun project to do with an infinity pour, check out this space painting that I did with one!
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