Going with the Flow

 In Abstracts, Acrylics, Red's Art

The paintings in the “Going With the Flow“ series represents a completely different technique than most of my creations. These paintings evolve from pouring acrylic paint directly onto a flat canvas. Lots of paint is poured at different intervals in the process.

Often paint is poured at various angles, different spots on the canvas, and even directly on top of a recent pour. Moving the canvas up, down, sideways, or tilted allows the paint to flow across the canvas in many different directions. It is like each color of paint has a mind of its own and with little control on my end, all the paints merger together to create their own story.

I especially like the results of this technique. I find it soothing, relaxing and just plain fun. The only down side is not being able to touch it or move it until the paint has dried, which can take several days due to the amount and thickness of the layers.

Painting with this technique reminds me to try and let go of things I can’t control and take time to enjoy life. It just might be easier than what you think. The drying process is a reminder that we sometimes have to wait for the good things to come along, but with a little patience and a lot of faith that might do the trick.

“Faith is like a boomerang; begin using what you have and it comes back to you in greater measure.” ~Charles L. Allen

What do you think of this series?


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Abstract, Oil