Wonderful World of Fluid Painting!
About a year ago, I came across a new method of painting, known as fluid painting or as some may even refer to as pour painting. I love the fluid painting process because it allows me to experiment with so many different techniques and chemicals. The possibilities of this process are so endless and the free nature of it, allows me to also be innovative in what and how I use things. This is a project that I've greatly enjoyed!
There are so many processes included with this method of abstract painting varying from the dirty pour technique, flip cup, floating cup, and even using a sink strainer! The dirty pour painting technique is used by mixing each color individually and then pouring each color one by one in any rotation into one big cup. The surface of the canvas is then placed on top of the cup, and while holding the cup and canvas together, they are both flipped over.
Afterwards, the cup is lifted off revealing an unpredictable but yet beautiful design produced naturally by the paint in reaction to the chemicals mixed in with it. A blow torch is then used to bring out circular designs, caused by the reaction of acrylic paint with silicone known as "cells". The dirty pour is done in a similar way, only the big cup of paint isn't flipped; it's simply poured onto the canvas. There are also other techniques I've gradually developed and experimented with over time, and still do. I hope you enjoy viewing a snippet of my process!
Here are some of the chemicals and materials I use when creating fluid paintings:
- Pouring Medium
- Sink Strainer
- Palette Knife
- Heat It Tool
- Blow Torch
- Acrylic Paint
- Printing Ink