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New Day 21 – Playing With Paint-Pouring


I got bitten by the flow-paint bug. If you haven’t yet discovered the hundreds of videos of flow painting, don’t go looking unless you are ready for a great distraction. I can’t remember just how I came upon this craze, but one video and I was eager to try my hand at it. There is a quality about it that reminds me of blown glass.

Basically it just what it sound like – pouring paint over a canvas/board/whatever, and seeing what happens. Much of it is quite magical.

There’s an artist out there who pours on ceramic tiles, and since I happen to have two boxes of  tiles in my attic that were here when I bought the house, that’s what I decided to use. Later I moved on to preparing wood and pouring on that. Most of ones time is spent making frames, preparing wood etc. The paint pouring (which is really FUN) takes only a few minutes. But the excitement of seeing what happens is irresistible.

Here are a few results. I’m planning to sell these on ETSY as everyone who has seen them, loves them.

Sample framed tiles copy


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Author: headingoutside

I am a woman living in the woods with animals and nature all around me. I am a painter and a photographer. I left the corporate world fifteen years ago to live in the quiet of the New Hampshire Monadnock woods. I have not had a moment of regret. It is a simple, serene, close to the earth, life I live. I am very fortunate and grateful for what I have.

4 thoughts on “New Day 21 – Playing With Paint-Pouring

  1. What an interesting idea! I’ll have to try it. Your paintings are lovely. There is something mesmerizing about any kind of “flow.”

  2. Those designs are amazing! I just did my first paint pouring this weekend and I loved it!! I, too, became hooked on those YouTube videos veeery quickly haha. What are your thoughts on using a butane torch?

    • Thanks for the kind remarks. About the torch – well, I faithfully wave my torch over the flows, but frankly I have yet to figure out what it’s doing, if anything. LOL I keep telling myself to investigate further thinking I must be doing something wrong, but to be honest, the bug bite hasn’t lasted all that long. I’ll probably get an urge to go wild again, but for now I’m making miniatures and back to oil painting.

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