How To: Puddle Pour with a Swipe

In this instructional how-to-video we explore a puddle pour painting mixed with a swipe. I first saw this technique on Molly’s Artistry YouTube channel, in which she poured blue puddles of paint on her canvas. Then used a pallet knife to mix the paints. Then with a pallet knife she swiped with cell activator. After doing all of this she then tilted to stretch the paint across the canvas creating a abstract water like painting that reminds me a lot of a deconstructed bloom.

In this video I will attempt to create a water with a sunset, using this same technique. I will tell you now that my first attempt was not what I expected and that I had to re-pour the painting to achieve the look that I was going for. But in fluid art most paintings are an experiment and a lot of times you have to redo them. You need to be prepared for this fact when approaching fluid art. Always be willing to experiment, always be willing to paint over the top of a painting you don’t like, always be willing to explore new techniques and ideas this will make your fluid art journey so much more enjoyable.

Here is my list of supplies with the instructional video to follow!

  • Molly’s Artistry PM recipe - can be found here along with the video I watched for inspiration
  • GAC 900
  • Canvas Board - Hobby Lobby
  • Palette knives
  • Torch

Blue Paints:

  • AMESTERDAM GREENISH BLUE
  • Liquitex FLUID ACRYLICS SILVER
  • Liquitex TURQUOISE DEEP
  • ARTEZA PEARL saphire BLUE
  • BLOOM GEL WREN BLUE

SUNSET COLORS:

  • Sennelier CITRON YELLOW
  • AMSTERDAM AZO ORANGE
  • LIQUITEX BASICS FLUID ACRYLICS MAGENTA
  • BLOOM GEL DUSTY ROSE
  • ARTEZA DUSTY ROSE

CELL ACTIVATOR

  • Australian Floetrol
  • AMSTERDAM PEARL WHITE

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