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.

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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.