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Mixed media abstract art 🌪️

Acrylic Pouring Tutorial by Olga Soby​

Paint pouring | Fluid art lesson

Welcome to this new Vortex pour – Mixed media abstract art lesson. I have really missed my gradient pours, and in this fluid art tutorial, I want to go for the gradient abstract painting. But as always I want to try something new and change things up. This time I want to try using the gradient transition of violet and purple colors as a background for the main flow. 


So I have prepared colors from dark violet all the way to bright magenta, and I want to position them from the center out. So this mixed media art idea is going to be more like a radial gradient. The first color for my background, I have some really dark violet, and the last color is permanent magenta. And I have two colors in between. 

Vortex pour - Mixed media 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 Vortex pour - 

Abstract art:

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They both contain magenta and violet just in different proportions. So that will be really smooth gradient pour painting. I also added a touch of white to my violet portion because this is such a dark color and it dries even darker, and I think having a little bit of white will help to brighten it up, especially, for the dry result. And for the main flow of my abstract painting, I want to work with a very warm rich color palette. I already have my secret message in place “Glee Flow” for this fluid artwork. And I want this paint pouring to be really expressive, fun, and beautiful, of course. So let’s see how it turns out. So without further ado let’s get started.

I am so happy with this paint pouring idea turned out! This pour painting is dancing, and it makes me want to dance. I love how there is this depth effect – it just sucks you into the center of the painting with all this beautiful gold and shine. Super cool abstract art! I like that I added a bit more pops of primary magenta, the same as at the corners, it feels more in balance now. And again magenta’s dry much darker and much more transparent. So, it wouldn’t be so red, it would be a little more muted. And, yeah, I think it will really make the whole painting sing together better. I definitely love the overall art idea of the spiral movement in the background. I definitely want to explore it with more different color combinations. 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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