I had the idea that I wanted to do a pour painting that was larger than my normal 4″ x 4″ painting. However, a large canvas can be expensive, ranging from a $5 to $50 depending on the quality. Add on the cost of the paint and additive, a larger painting could easily cost $20+ to complete. Did I have the experience needed to pour a larger canvas?
It occurred to me, I had a used 16″ x 20″ canvas. It was a photo canvas from Walgreen that someone did not like and told me to throw it out. However, I have issues with disposing of items that could be used in my crafts. I double checked with the previous owner to make sure they did not want it, and I Gesso the photo canvas. Still, nervous about painting the canvas, I let it sit for several weeks. Then, I put on a second layer of Gesso, and let it sit for another week.
The colors I selected for the pour were:
I found the paint on sale for 99 cents. The painting took about 32 ounces of a mixture of paint, Floetrol paint additive, water, and a few drops of silicone.
The technique I used was dirty cup pour.