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With its organic edges, the dustpan pour technique from Day 9 of my acrylic pouring color theory series is a great way to to play with shape and line in your art.
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Color of the Day (Day 9 – Dustpan Pour):
- Analogous – Orange, Yellow-orange, Red-orange
- Dustpan pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Red and yellow for orange, orange and white for light orange, orange and yellow for yellow-orange, and red and orange for red-orange)
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
- Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Dustpan Pour Step by Step
- Start with a base coat on your canvas to aid your paint flow around the canvas. I didn’t on this one and I regret it.
- Layer your paint in the dustpan however you’d like. For this one, I used puddles. The order in which I layered my paint was: black, red-orange, orange, yellow-orange, light orange, black, red-orange, orange, yellow-orange, light orange, black.
- Slowly begin to tilt the dustpan to transfer the paint from the dustpan to the canvas. Moving the dustpan from side to side can produce som really cool line effects within the paint.
- Tilt the painting until you are happy with the way it looks.
Go Forth and Pour!
All right, now that you’ve got the scoop on the dustpan pour, head on out there and make some beautiful art!!
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