Day 8 of my acrylic pouring color theory series features one of my favorite techniques, a Dutch pour! This is a great technique to use if you’re looking to create a focal point because there is so much detail, texture, and visual interest in these pieces.
If you would like to follow along, grab your very own color wheel and color scheme guides printable down below and some paint!
Color of the Day:
- Split Complementary – Orange, Blue-violet, Blue-green
- Light orange
- Dutch pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Violet (magenta and blue) and blue for blue-violet, red and yellow for orange, orange and white for light orange, and blue and green ( yellow and blue ) for blue-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 Yellow
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Magenta
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
- 8in x 10in canvas
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
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