Pouring Painting Technique

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Pouring Painting Technique

Fluid Acrylic Paint Pouring is a painting method that uses acrylic paint and pouring medium to create an organic free form painting with rich, vibrant swirls and cells of color. … If you can pour, stir and blow through a straw I can teach you how to make a paint pour masterpiece you will LOVE!

It’s a technique of painting where acrylic paint is poured onto canvas or other substrates to achieve a kind of marbled look; the desired effect being the creation of colour “cells” (in which layers of different coloured paint sink or rise past each other rather resembling a cell, hence the term). It’s fun, rewarding and can be done by just about anyone!

This technique has been the collaboration of many individuals, so to say ‘there is more than one way to do this’ is an understatement!

It first emerged in the 1930’s from an artist named David Alfaro Siqueiros. He simply poured different colours of paint one on top of each other and allowed them to spread and mix. So fascinated by what happened, he worked to discover the science of why.

There are differing materials, techniques and of course results that have been developed with the magic of the internet.

Is acrylic pouring real art?

Yes, acrylic pour painting is definitely art. This artistic medium is embraced by professionals, journeymen, and aspiring artists alike. You can see the love that people have for acrylic pouring every time you show someone your pieces or when you have them join you in their creation.


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