Narcisus

The lake was silent for some time. Finally, it said: “I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected.

Paulo Coelho

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I love fall, the color of the leaves, the chill in the air but I miss the beauty of spring flowers. Narcissus is one of my all time favorites.

This painting is a combination of swiping and blown effect, with the acrylic fluid formula.

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Fallen Leaves

I love fall, my birthday is in November and I sometimes feel a spiritual connection to the season.                            Autumn….  The years last, loveliest smile.    William Cullen Bryant.

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I enjoyed the process of this painting, developing in layers. Look closely to see all the little details. I love the feeling of abstract reality.  There are several Acrylic Pour techniques applied to bring it all together. If you are a fan of the process, please leave a comment. I have hopes to set up some tutorials within my blog in the future.

My post yesterday gave me some frustration. I think I waited just a little too late to post. I was on the phone with my daughter and she said I sounded really tired. She thought maybe I should wait to post till today. But I am addicted to blogging and went ahead and posted.  So many things went wrong and I didn’t find them till this morning.  It took a little while to repair my damage but I think its better today. Thank you for sticking around for more.

I welcome any suggestions for future paintings. Love the challenge of seeing if I can create my own version of the world around me with the pouring process.

 

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.

Art is my Happy Place

We need to feel our own happy experience. Allow the stress to be on the back burner. Enjoy the freedom of not being in control. This form of painting has allowed that for me. I hope you will follow along with me and maybe find your freedom. Allow yourself to let go and see what will happen.

It is the weekend here and now for me. So I’m gonna make this a quick post, an encouragement to all Be HAPPY!

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New Flower Breed

Live Painting Tutorial

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I have been practicing making tutorials for about a year now. Many people have seen my art and the way I approach Acrylic Pouring. Asking me to make a video to share my process. I see acrylic pouring more as a form of art than a crafty approach to painting. By giving the paint freedom to “do its own thing” we as artists are freed up to concentrate on the final product. As a traditional painter I always fell short especially with backgrounds. But honestly my process is a blog for another day.

What I would like to talk to you about today is the actual video process. More specifically, the fear involved. There are many avenues available to present your tutorials. Youtube is, I think, the most recognized. They offer candy,  and make their form of video posting more appealing. Not literal candy but we have all heard of the video gone viral. There are other ways to post your videos, as I am doing now, prime example. This post will probably not receive as many views posted here as it would on Youtube. I do plan to work hard to gain many followers and soon change that fact though.

This video was created LIVE on Facebook. My caps are to indicate that recording live is quite scary. You can prepare and plan as much as you like and still make unheard of mistakes. After creating the video I am almost ready to say that it was actually an easier way to go. There is not as much time to let the fear take over , and its easier to overlook your mistakes when you have the live effect to blame.  I have been posting on Youtube for over 6 months with only 3 posted.  With all the variables in video creation, stress, content, funds, editing, and lighting, it is so easy to become a forever procrastinator.

There is actually video making abilities on the Word Press site too, this I have not yet explored but I will! Then there is the need to build up your following on both ends. All these things do cause stress, but I must say I am enjoying the ride. If you too are in my boat please like and subscribe to my page. I would love to hear from you. We may be able to help each other jump some hurdles.

I’m sure there are even more available than I have mentioned here and more to come. Money to be made in the process, I enjoy making them so my thought for the day is, be determined and believe in your plan, learn your facts and you will go far.

Today there are videos, and video makers all around us. Honestly I am really thankful for all the new Pouring video viral trend, otherwise I wouldn’t feel so excited about all that can be done with it. So please take a minute to watch my live video and maybe you too will be the next viral video maker.

Please watch and ENJOY

Floral Dreams

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“This is how I Dream”

I usually don’t remember my dreams, but if I did I believe this is just what they would look like.  My love for flowers really blooms with  acrylic pouring.  As we walk through life there are memories we would love to keep for ever, and yet many of them fade away. I like to think that though the detail may fade, my dreams will always be filled with flowers like these.

I purposefully kept these flowers abstract. So that the viewer could use their imagination and decide what flowers they see. Maybe your favorite flower is there in the corner. Or you to had flower dreams last night too.

For this painting I used my famous straw blowing technique. Acrylic Pouring is very exciting, there seem to be endless new techniques to try.  If you would like to learn how and see some of my painting in action. Please take the time to visit my Youtube  channel where I have fun creating with Acrylic Pours and share some fun techniques. I try to post often so you wont get bored.  Dodies Youtube  

If you love flowers and painting them please comment below and share your floral dreams with me. Would you like to see a painting tutorial blog post. Lets talk about your questions on the subject of Acrylic Pouring and Fluid Painting.