CORAL REEF 

Acrylic Pouring

Acrylic Pouring Tutorial by Olga Soby​

Beautiful Technique with Multicolor Cells - Fluid Art - Abstract Painting

Welcome to a CORAL REEF Acrylic Pouring video. This time I want to do a new ocean inspired traveling open cup technique on the color split base. I think this acrylic paint pouring technique works really amazing with the color split base having two different colors for your negative space. 


I want to go for the white and dark turquoise. These colors work amazingly together. And after doing the traveling open cup, which by the way as always I’m going to be using the round cookie cutter for that. So, after doing the travel and open cup technique I want to use the same tool to create some swipes and wispy designs. It creates really cool shapes and splashes of colors. I really like that effect. 

CORAL REEF Acrylic Pouring Abstract Art by Olga Soby

Acrylic Pouring RECIPE used for today’s flow art painting:​

1 part paint + 2 parts Floetrol 

After mixing, I add water to get to the desired consistency (fluid consistency for this technique)

Acrylic Colors and Supplies used in this CORAL REEF 

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All of my colors are mixed with floetrol and water. No silicone. I’m not going to use any silicone in this acrylic pouring. This time I’m working on a 12 by 16 wood panel. As always it’s primed with gesso and I have taped the sides.

LITTLE TIP: When I’m working on fluid painting like this, I like to step away sometimes and just really look at the composition to get a better feel, and see if there is anything I want to change or maybe it’s time to stop. Always helps to step away and look from a distance.

Awesome, this abstract pour painting looks super cool! Makes me think of a dragon’s eye. I really like the wavy design open cup technique created. And the top part of this fluid artwork looks super fun. I think this ultramarine looks really great here. It just adds more details. And I would say it makes this section look a lot more interesting by adding just small details and more depth to it.

I must say I am totally in love with this wispy wavy effect from the open cup. I am totally getting a coral reef vibe from this modern and abstract painting.

I hope you enjoyed the process and looking forward to hearing from you! Happy creating!

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I’m a contemporary artist based in Canada with my roots going back to Ukraine. I specialize in fluid media and consider myself an unconventional artist - instead of regular brushes, I use water, fire, airflow, and gravity as my tools for achieving the most unique effects in my art. Read more...

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