If you didn’t catch my first Q & A post, you can find it here.
The TOP TEN Most Frequently Asked Questions About Acrylic Pouring
I wrote that post back in December but continued to get a lot of the same questions in the comments of my YouTube videos, so I made a video. It is more fun to get info sitting across the table, like a conversation.
I cover a lot of the same topics but some new ones as well.
Q&A Topics: (I’ve kept the time stamps in case you want to jump right in to a topic)
Do I coat my paintings with varnish? 2:13
What is my pigment and medium recipe? 2:35
Why I do and don’t use resin? 3:50
What is the spray and material I am swiping with? 5:12
Why don’t I use silicone? 5:55
Why am I so loyal to GOLDEN Artist Colors brand paints? 6:33
Where do I get frames? 10:16
How do I sell art? 14:56
Where can you buy my art? 16:34
Do you have to flood the canvas with wet paint first? 19:37
How much to mix for each size canvas? 20:48
How to work with Color Theory? 21:50
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What other burning questions do you have regarding acrylic pouring, visual journaling, teaching high school art etc.? Let me know in the comments below!
10 thoughts on “Advanced Acrylic Pouring Q & A – Video Chat”
Like your art,sharing techniques(how to do etc.)),transparency and willingnesss to share your knowlage with us who know nothing. Thanks
Hi, I am french and I don’t speak English very much…I love your art..I like see your videos…I have a “stupid” question. When you prepare colors, 3 parts Gac800 , 2 parts fluetrol, 1 part paint : you weigh the ingredients, or you measure in Cl ?
Its a liquid volume ratio, so 3 ml:2 ml:1ml or 3 l: 2 l : 1 l.
Dear Courtney: thank you . I have been through the desert of finding answers about acrylic pouring. I am an artist too! All my questions you have answers. I do sell artwork and have been very concerned about archival products. Rick Cheadle and Danny Clark I follow. But truth, density got me overwhelmed in the being of my acrylic pouring learning. I am a student and I appreciate you as a clear and concise teacher. Your website is direct, clear and the fog lifts as you explain the subject. You are much appreciated👏👏👏👏🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️🤗🤗🤗
Thanks, Joan. I am glad to hear that my info hits the right spot. I too studied Danny Clark and Rick Cheadle when I first started. They are both great. I still love following their work.
Hi Courtney, love love your work! Just wondering if your base colours on canvas before swiping are a little more watered down? I’m having trouble with over saturating my canvas with my background colour and I end up losing a lot of detail after swiping. The whole composition changes and I lose cell structure with everything running into each other. Help! Your background paint always silky and fluid. Also do you prime your canvases with gesso or water or anything else?
Cheers and thanks for the inspiration!
Hi, Danni. Thanks! My base colors are always the same recipe as my top colors. Maybe your top colors are too dense and are sinking? Also, I’ve found the metallics do not muddy as quickly as other colors. I do not prime or gesso my canvases either.
Hi, I love your art, it’s beautiful. I was interested in what you had to say about creating cells. I don’t use silicone either, I use a cell medium that’s sold online in Australia, where I live. It comes in different sized bottles and it works very well. Love Amanda 🙂
Cool, Amanda. Thanks for the info.