Gradient Effect 

Criss-Cross Pour Painting

Acrylic Pouring Tutorial by Olga Soby​

EASY Abstract Acrylic Painting ~ Acrylic Pouring Art ~ Fluid Art

In today’s tutorial, I want to create a Gradient Effect Criss-Cross Pour Painting. Not so long ago I did a rainbow flow on a black and white color split base, and to make it a little different, to try something new in my acrylic pour paintings, I added colors sort of in the chess order and then I blew them in the criss-cross motion. The colors were not in line and that created this really cool criss-cross braided effect which turned out awesome. In this pouring paint tutorial, I decided to create a gradient from cold to warm. 


For my color palette, I have from dark blue all the way through violet, and dark red all the way to orange. I think that should turn out really cool. And for my base, I also want to stick to a black and white color split and work on a black and white color split.

Gradient Effect Criss-Cross Pour Painting Abstract Art with Olga Soby

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

Acrylic paint is mixed with water only to a fluid consistency. I add approximately 30-50% of water to my colors. There is no exact % or proportion because this ratio depends on initial paint viscosity, which significantly varies from brand to brand and even from color to color.

Acrylic Colors and Supplies used in this Gradient Effect

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It really helps to explore each color character in its full beauty and full power. Because when you’re blowing out, and some of the colors get in to white, some in to black, you get all the tins, all the shades of the same color. And you really see it in the full beauty of its character. I love it. I love to explore different colors. Okay, done talking! Let’s see how this turns out. Let’s get started.

All right, my friends, this fluid painting is dry. Dry but not finished yet. I didn’t get a chance to finish this pour painting with epoxy resin yet. Because it’s been only like five days and as you know you need to wait for at least two weeks before you finish your abstract fluid painting with resin or varnish. So, this gradient effect looks absolutely gorgeous dry. I think this idea to work with the Dutch pour technique in criss-cross motion allows to create such modern and beautiful abstract paintings. I really like the top part here because it does look like it bursts from behind these colors. And this pop of gold looks like a gorgeous flaming flower. And this whole effect does have a very floral look. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous abstract artwork. I hope you enjoyed the process and looking forward to hearing from you! Happy creating!

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Hello, creator! My name is Olga Soby, and if you are new to acrylic pouring and fluid painting - you are most welcome on my website and my YouTube channel!


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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