Pouring gets colour going with the flow

10/16/2018 |

Colour combinations in stark contrast. Fascinating colour gradients. Effects that evoke images of galaxies. The attraction of fluid paint is revealed and unique patterns are created. For this, colour-intense artists' SOLO GOYA Acrylic paint is mixed with SOLO GOYA Pouring Fluid and poured onto a stretched canvas. With successive pouring of more paint and tilting of the canvas, unimaginable creations emerge, making each picture a unique piece of art.

The SOLO GOYA Pouring Fluid ensures that the acrylic paint remains bright and brilliant, with its colour unchanged, even though it has been made more fluid – only its the consistency and flowability are changed.

Perfectly combined

With 48 colours, SOLO GOYA Acrylic, as artists‘ acrylic paint in student quality, offers a wide palette of colours that can be combined with each other. The light-fast pigments ensure lasting brilliance and the creamy consistency is perfectly suited for mixing with the pouring fluid. Paint brilliance and excellent opacity yield impressive results.

Step by step for a colour spectacle

Preparation: SOLO GOYA Pouring Fluid dries to a water-resistant finish. So it's important to protect your work area properly with sheeting and wear protective clothing. If you want to be doubly safe, use a large, flat piece of cardboard to catch any drops of excess paint. As every tilting of the canvas can change the paint pattern, make sure you choose a work surface with space where the canvas can lie horizontally and dry properly.

Mixing: You can achieve fascinating results even with just three colours. In one cup for each colour, mix one part colour paint with several parts pouring fluid. Use a palette knife to slowly and evenly the mix so that it drips from the tip of the palette knife. The consistency of all the paint colours should be the same, like liquid honey. If any little bubbles have appeared, you can burst these by gently tapping the beaker.

Depending on the pouring method you choose, you’ll get varying results. There is no fits-all technique. Once you have developed a feel for the paints and the pouring technique, you can experiment with wild combinations.

Puddle Pour: Here, you pour each colour individually, one after another, onto the stretched canvas. The first colour provides the base. Pour all other colours into and onto each other. Gently tilt the canvas, adding more paint to change the pattern. Ideal for beginners.

Swirl or tree ring: This technique is often combined with one of the pour techniques. Carefully pour the colours onto the canvas in circular motions.

Flip cup or dirty pour: With these two techniques, parts of the individually mixed coours are poured one after the other into one cup. Then, for the dirty pour, briefly stir the colours together for a short time and pour the mix directly onto the canvas. For the flip cup technique, place the canvas onto the cup and quickly flip over the two together. Voilà, what a captivating interplay of colours.

Drying and finish: Depending on the thickness of the colour layers, it takes between 12 and 72 hours until everything has dried through properly. During this time, your artwork should not be moved or knocked to avoid inadvertently starting the paint flow again. Once it's all dry, use a paintbrush to apply pouring fluid as a glossy varnish onto the canvas to protect your artwork.

Unsere Empfehlung

  • SOLO GOYA Pouring Fluid, Art. No. 87210
  • SOLO GOYA Acrylic Citron, Art. No. 84102
  • SOLO GOYA Acrylic Cadmium Yellow, Art. No. 84103
  • SOLO GOYA Acrylic Black, Art. No. 84126
  • SOLO GOYA Acrylic Mother of Pearl Effect, Art. No. 84150
  • SOLO GOYA Stretched Canvas Basic Line, Art. No. 63030
  • KREUL Palette Knife for mixing and stirring, recommendation: one palette knife per colour, Art. No. 41822
  • Waterproof sheeting to amply protect of your working area
  • Transparent mixing cups, one cup per colour and other cups for mixing
  • Spacers, e.g. drawing pins or cups
  • Paper towels for accidental spots and splashes of paint
  • Disposable gloves