My biggest reservation when I was first introduced to acrylic pouring as a method was the lack of control.
Nope, not true. Although there is always an element of surprise, the swipe technique offers a lot of artistic control once you get the hang of it.
I’ve now completed my bathroom gallery as well as the grouping for my workout studio wall. There has been a whole lot of swiping going on.
The swipe can be discreet and delicate, or it can be wild, unruly and totally in your face. I'm loving this technique!
My next challenge in swiping is a landscape. These are my preliminaries. I'll let you know how it turns out!
A few economies to share. If I don't love it, I scrape the paint off into a cup and do something else with it. You can use layered multiple colours a couple of times before they all blend together into brown or gray. And, of course, the age-old dilemma. What do you do with completed paintings that you don't intend to hang on your walls? I've cut the canvases out of the frames on some of my early efforts and now use the frames as racks for new work. It works like a charm.