Introduction to Basic Pour Painting
Four hour workshop with Linda Ryan, over two days, exploring the magic of acrylic pour painting.
Saturday, July 22 10AM – 1PM
Sunday, July 23 10AM – 11AM
Registration: $150 (includes materials)
Learn the basics of using this freeing and addictive Medium to tilt, swirl and create either a 12×12” or 11×14” abstract work of art all your own. No experience necessary. Designed to let you try the medium before you decide if it’s for you.
This medium separates pigment particles out, reflecting light and giving a luminous feel to the painting, somewhat like fused glass in motion. Color option choices for this are 1) warm golds, oranges and browns with metallics and interference gold, or 2) Blues and/or sea tones with interference golds, oranges as accent.
Wear painting clothes. Plan to leave your art overnight and pick it up the next day.
*First day will be 3 hours, the second will be a review of the dried works and discussion of results plus critique if desired and will last for approximately 1 hour. Attendance at the second meeting is important to fully grasp the results of your work and the results achieved by the other attendees, as well as to pick up your art.
“I’m fascinated by this medium and how pigments react in it, which one is heavier, which one likes to float and flow, which likes to spread or clump or intermingle. Pouring, then tilting, dripping, and setting them level when the composition worked, watching them come to life as they dry and the medium clears … all of it was intensely satisfying.”
Linda Ryan is a Livermore artist that has been exploring and investigating this medium for several years. Her work is in collections across the States and in 6 countries.
She has recently returned to full-time painting and teaching after starting up and running an arts center and arts events for ten years and is happy to share her knowledge with others.