Fluid Fire as Promised

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Its that time of year again. I love fall. Lets invite our friends and enjoy the cool nights around a nice warm bonfire. In my first blog I had posted a fire painting with the  promise of more to come. Well, here she is, I had painted this fire around the same time as the previous painting.  But it felt like it was missing something. Then the chill came and I thought, wouldn’t a bonfire be nice.  I was excited about the 3 dimensional feeling the straw blowing and swiping creates.  The painting even looks different at all angles.

I am totally ecstatic  about all the fun ways this fluid mix of paints can be manipulated.  And then when you embellish with a second pour, amazing things can happen. I don’t know about you but this painting has me wanting “smore” 🙂

When I first started blogging I started with a free site. Which is still active but I no longer post my paintings there. I may transfer some of the pages to this site. If I can just figure out how.  Oh the perils of the new blogger.  One of the pages in my first blog was my first attempt at blowing fire with the acrylic pour medium.

For those interested in my process please leave a comment/ request for a descriptive post or tutorial. I really love the way this process made the flames feel real and 3 dimensional.  I don’t know about you but this painting leaves me longing for “Smore”  🙂

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Well Good Morning, So much for late night blogging. Or in this case, ( kitty company while blogging) is not the smartest move in the world. Why? you ask.  I was so excited about this post that even though I was over tired,  just had to get my blog on for the day. One which had been really full, with lots of running around.  And applying finishing touches to my painting. Squeezing the life out of my day. So that when it came time to post ….. (drum roll please).  I didn’t notice that Piper, my cuddle kitten had sat on the enter button. AAAAAA….. and pushed the bottom of my blog into nonexistence.  What did this do to the post? Made it look like a bottomless pit. And the bottom is where the goodies are. The spot where you my awesome readers get the chance to tell me what you think. Call me vain but this is what I live for. So again please comment below if you have any questions.

So If you didn’t get the chance to comment before please take the time to do so now. I hope you enjoyed sitting by the bonfire with me. If you are interested in a chance for me to explain my process of how this beauty was created. Please Comment Below. Thanks so much for taking the time to join me.

You Otter see this Cutie

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When I first started acrylic pouring someone showed me how to do the “tree ring” pour. I had to try one for myself and this was my results. It was kinda plain for my liking, but I just didn’t know what to put  on it.   I was thinking about painting a fish or a turtle but I felt like they had been over done.  So I kept looking for animals in the water and this sweet little otter cried out to be painted.

I have always loved painting animals but was kinda fearful of trying to paint on top of my pour. Thankfully I have been following a group of amazing artists  on Facebook, and with much encouragement I felt more confident in my approach.  This little guy just wanted to be painted.  Now I cant wait to embellish some more. And believe me there are more. Acrylic pouring is sort of addictive, you can’t get enough.

One hint I was thankful to learn is, if you want to paint on top of your acrylics you can apply a protective coating which will keep the under painting from washing away when you paint your embellishment.

Hope you enjoy this little guy. I sure enjoyed painting him and cant wait to try more.

Video Tutorials on Youtube

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The fluid painting process is so much fun. I get really excited just seeing how the paints will perform. It is a gift to be able to share my experience with those who have interest in the medium. This process to me opens many possibilities. It is my goal to use the premixed paints and create more than just chance results. So far we are seeing many who have taken acrylic pouring as a new trend to play with paint. I have seen many beautiful paintings.  But I am confident that there are many more creations that can be made using this awesome paint formula.

In this painting I have combined several techniques, but I feel it is only the tip of the iceberg. I have done swipe paintings that keep the exciting “cells” created in a pour. Giving a unique abstract feel to the final art work.

If you love this new process as I do please take the time to follow this link to my youtube channel  “Straw Blown Field of Flowers”  and see the processes I  used to get these results.

Comment below if you have any questions or would like more tutorials in the future.