Item 72921-2 — On the wing

This canvas was painted in the bloom swipe method. A base coat of paint is applied, and then the colors (paints mixed with pouring medium) are drizzled onto the base. A special paint mix known as a cell activator is applied to a tool (which can be a strip of paper or a palette knife, as examples) which you then draw through the paints on the canvas to create cells. This is the most “freestyle” method of paint pouring that I have tried, and it’s challenging. I’m seldom happy with the end result.

When I was pouring this particular 9×12 canvas I had a definite composition in mind, but it became apparent that I had put too much paint on which makes composing very challenging — if you leave a layer of paint that is too thick it may crack when drying. I just kept moving the paint and watching the cells and lacing form and move. I stopped when I had this sense of fluttering wings on the wind current. The shades of blue in this are lovely.

If you desire, I can cover the back of the canvas with craft paper, and a sawtooth hanger can also be added at no charge.