I’m Back – Week Fifty-One: Pouring Medium Revisited

When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where the power is. (Source)

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week fifty-one – pouring medium revisited

I have let two months go past since my last blog post and I can’t help but feel a little ashamed of myself. After our exhibition I fell into a creative slump. Life has been overwhelming me on occasion and I just haven’t wanted to add being creative to my list of daily chores. So I’d let myself forget about my blog commitments for a little while, which in fact has turned into a longer while. But you know what, I’m back! My goal now is to finish my last creative project by Christmas.

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week fifty-one – materials

For this weeks project I have revisited pouring medium. I wanted to create an abstract work representing the ocean. I was inspired by the incredible resin artworks which have become very popular. Have a look at my creative inspiration board on pinterest and you will see what I mean.

I worked on a 10cm square cradle board and used acrylic paints with both liquefying and pouring medium. I was wanting to experiment with the effects I could get. I would have loved to use resin but it’s very messy and smelly which are too combinations that make life a little harder in my home environment right now. Acrylic paint is a great alternate with the right mediums.

I have to admit that I’m not completely thrilled with the results. I added far too much paint to the mediums which made it very thick and opaque. You will also see from my pictures that there is a lot of texture on the finished piece which is a result of the thick paint. I was hoping for a smoother finish however the texture does add some interest.

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week fifty-one – detail

I still had lots of fun pouring and moving the paint around on the board.

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Until next time… happy painting!

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