Monday, August 4, 2014

Poured Painting in Process

Experimental Poured Painting Project
Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle
I'm busy preparing a video of the complete painting process of my latest experimental painting, poured paint. It's taking longer than expected. So, for now, here are some photos of the process, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I began the process by preparing the canvas with Light Molding Paste for added texture. Then, I gessoed the canvas along with this texture to even out the tones.

I mixed a very diluted mixture of water and acrylic paint and poured it over the canvas, letting the paint spill over onto plastic on the table. This allowed me to move the paint around on the canvas without using a brush. I wanted it to be strictly a poured process.

Experimental Poured Painting Project, my "catch" palette
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I tried blow-drying the first couple of colors so I could keep working. This did not work as the air pushed the paint around on the canvas in a way that was not natural to the process I desired. So, I poured one color per day and let it dry overnight.

Do you like the look that is achieved with this process?

Experimental Poured Painting Project, after pouring red
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Experimental Poured Painting Project
In Process
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Until Next Week 

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My goofy self with my painting in process.
Mary Rush Gravelle

About the author: Mary Rush Gravelle is an artist who resides in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved cat, Sir Kitty. 

Find her work and daily comments on her facebook page. Her art can be seen on her website, She can be contacted via email at:

Sir Kitty, my painting buddy telling me it
is time for the next pour.
Painting in process behind him.

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