Winter Impasse

Pouring Our Hearts Out

Forest at Night Acrylic paint pour with Rainex. February 8, 2018. Lahle Wolfe.

My daughter, Elizabeth, and I have spent countless hours pouring (and scraping) canvases together. 

We used water repellents, oil, silicone, and heat to create paint effects.  We also tried using string, glue, glitter, straws, spatulas, and a whole lot of ‘whatever we had laying around.’

Pouring is not as simple as it looks but it is every bit as much fun as it looks.  It involves the use of chemistry and and an understanding of how paints want to — or don’t want to, interact.  Although we did try the basics of dirty pours and scrapes, we never really mastered the art of developing cells with any predictability. 

We poured passionately for about a year before I really fell in love with  inks and watercolors and began to move on for a bit.  Elizabeth returned to her first love — oils,  but from time to time when we need to “emotional” paint out our feelings we turn to a good pour.

Acrylic Paint Pours

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