Day 28 in my acrylic pouring color theory series is a split cup pour with a split complementary color scheme, fittingly enough. The thing I really like about this technique is that it is an interesting way to work with negative space and yet still have some interesting pockets of color with the underlying cells. If you’ve prefer more subdued wall art or are looking for something to complement a relaxing space, this might be the technique for you!
If you would like to follow along with my 30-day acrylic pouring color theory video series, grab your very own color wheel and color scheme guides printable below and some paint!
Color of the Day:
- Split complementary – Violet, Yellow-green, Yellow-orange
- Split-cup pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Blue and magenta for violet, yellow and orange (red and yellow) for yellow-orange, yellow and green (blue and yellow) for yellow-green)
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 Magenta
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Basics Titanium White
- 8in x 10in canvas
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)