Fundamentals of Acrylic Paint Pouring
Date: Saturday, June 6
Cost: $100/$120 ($10 material included)
All levels welcome
The practice of pouring paint onto a canvas dates back to the 19th century but gained public recognition with American abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollack. Today’s fluid acrylic pouring artists use new mediums and a wide variety of techniques to achieve intriguing effects and textures. The process is a delicate balance of planning, surprise and manipulation.
In this workshop, Joyce will provide an overview of fluid painting mediums and recipes for paint mixing. She will show examples of paintings created using different pouring techniques, and then demonstrate three techniques. With Joyce’s guidance, students will try each of these on their own, completing at least three 8×10 paintings to take home.
– 3 or more 8×10 canvases
– 5 or more colors of fluid acrylic paint, including white. Golden brand is great, but the small 2 oz bottles of craft paint at Michaels or AC Moore are fine (ie craftsmart, folk art, delta). Do not buy glossy.
– 1 roll of paper towels
– Shallow cartons or plastic tubs to carry your wet paintings home
*Joyce will provide additional materials that are included in the $10 material fee
For many years, Joyce painted landscapes exclusively in pastel, but around 2014, she became interested in mixing other media with her pastels to create nature-inspired abstract images. Drawn to layers of color, circular shapes and interesting textures, she started experimenting with acrylic pouring. It was love at first try. “I find the process relaxing, exciting and challenging. I love the immediacy of making a painting in one sitting, but I also enjoy planning a composition, masking areas of the canvas and creating a poured painting in stages. Some of my pours are purely abstract, but many continue to be inspired by the shapes and colors of nature.” Joyce graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in Fine Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Center and served on the Board of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. Joyce has exhibited and sold her paintings across Cape Cod and resides in Marstons Mills. See her work here: www.JoyceGroemmerArt.com