This is my latest mixed media on canvas piece, I wanted to experiment with techniques of negative painting, pouring fluid acrylics and off course I could not resist adding some patterns
Here are the steps I took to paint this mixed media Flower painting:
I started by selecting a few fluid acrylic paint bottles, I actually ended up using only the blue and green. I also used liquid matte medium.
For this pouring technique, start by applying the fluid medium all over the painting with a knife or any other flat tool like a spatula.
When all the negative white painting has been done, the painting looks like this. Basically a few flowers, a vase and I was thinking the shapes on the right could be leaves. I find that I would need an extra leave on the left for balance and am scrubbing off a bit of the white background with alcohol and a stiff brush to add that extra leave.
To make the vase different from the flowers, I am painting it with a layer of blue acrylic, the nice thing about acrylic paint is that it will most of the time be a bit translucent, so some of the patterns will still show on the vase under the blue paint.
I decide to change the leaves shapes into small flowers.
Finally I am adding a bit more designs with the blue marker on top of the newly painted white background. I like the semi abstract quality of the finished painting.