Day 30 of my acrylic pouring color theory series, the last day of the series, is a strainer pour with a tetrad full of contrasting colors on a black background. The lines are incredible with this technique and the colors really stand out on this one! For an interesting pattern with a mixture of organic and geometric shapes, the strainer pour is the perfect technique.
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:
- Tetrad – Violet, Blue, Orange, Yellow
- Strainer Pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Blue and magenta for violet, red and yellow for 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 Magenta
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- 8in x 10in canvas
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)