Day 29 in my acrylic pouring color theory series is a puddle pour painting, which produces results different than any other type of pour. Even though it’s one of them simplest pour techniques, it produces some beautiful results! If you’re looking for something with large blocks of color and amazing lines, this is definitely the technique for you!
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Color of the Day (Day 29 – Puddle Pour Painting):
- Analogous – Violet, Blue-violet, Red-violet
- Puddle Pour Painting
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
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Magenta
- Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Puddle Pour Painting Video Tutorial
Puddle Pour Paintin Step by Step
- Pour your paints onto the canvas in puddles, as the name of this technique implies.
- Continue layering your paints until you’re happy with the amount of paint you have on your canvas. The order in which I layered my paints was: violet, blue-violet, white, red-violet, blue-violet, black, red-violet.
- You may choose to use a popsicle stick or skewer to swirl your paints a little or not.
- Tilt the canvas until you are happy with the coverage and composition of your piece.
*NOTE: I would recommend doing a base coat of paint before beginning with your puddles so that your paint moves more freely and easily across the canvas as you are tilting.
Go Forth and Pour!
And there you have it! Puddle pour paintings are a super easy way to create striking and beautiful art!
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