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Acrylic Painting Video: Pouring Acrylic Paint Technique

Watch a demo of how to paint by pouring acrylics directly onto a canvas.


Watch how artist Helen Janow Miqueo paints by pouring acrylics onto a canvas rather than using a brush. She starts by first painting a background (about the first third of the video), then thins down paint in plastic cups so it will pour easily. The painting is created by pouring the acrylic paint directly onto the canvas that is laid out horizontally on a table. The fluid nature of the paint means it spreads out a little, into other areas of paint that are still wet. Note: The sound quality isn't the best, but as you can clearly see what the artist is doing it doesn't matter.

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