Category: Art/Painting

Beach Cottage Coral and Aqua – Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting

These Beach Cottage Coral and Aqua – Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting remind me of my childhood, especially my teenage years, when my family vacationed on Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Florida. Those were good times. All of us kids and sometimes a friend or two would pile into our Open Road van with mom and dad and head south during spring break. It was good to get away from the cold, snowy winters in Ohio. The only thing I didn’t like about those family vacations during the school year was having to take homework along and heading back north again after a fun week on the beach.

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Beach Cottage Coral and Aqua by Vickie, Avante Art

Nevertheless, the colors of coral and aqua in various shades remind me of cottage colors, whether the cottage be inland or ocean side. My first painting is called, Beach Cottage. It has a lot of movement and features light cream and tan to represent a light sandy beach.

Beach Cottage Coral Pink Aqua – Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting

For inspiration for my paintings, I often browse the paint departments of our local hardware stores. It was in Home Depot, that I collected a Behr Cottage paint color brochure and Behr swatch cards featuring cottage and beachy colors. I appreciate how the paint manufacturers provide color “combinations.” Whether painting a wall or painting on canvas, choosing paint colors can sometimes be overwhelming.

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Behr Home Decorators Collection Cottage
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Behr Color Smart Paint Swatch Cards

When choosing paint for our home, one thing that Mark and I always do is to paint a large swatch of the color on a 11″x14″ piece of foam core board. We paint two coats on the board and when dry, we place it in the room and look at it at different times of the day. Paint almost always dries darker and the color most definitely looks different during different times of the day, based upon how much light is in the room. Carpenter’s say, “measure twice, cut once”. Painter’s say, “check the color twice (or more) and paint once.” Actually, we always paint two coats of color but you get the idea.

Beach Cottage Coral and Aqua – Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I rarely ever paint just one piece of art at a time. After selecting and preparing my paint colors, I typically pour two paintings (or more). This is my second one called Summer Cottage.

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Summer Cottage by Vickie, Avante Art

Beach Cottage Coral and Aqua – Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting

The coral and light aqua colors that I chose for today’s paintings can be found in many categories of home decor. Here are a just a couple of examples that I found…

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Beach Cottage Porch Door

 

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Seahorse Pillow

Inspiration for my paintings and home decor can be found just about everywhere from a hardware store to a department store to the internet and so many other places in between.

If you have any interest in my beach cottage paintings, please email me at avante@neo.rr.com – These two paintings are currently unframed.

Sharing my Art & Photograph one image at a time,

Vickie H. Springer
AvanteArt.com
Tennessee

 

Spring String Flowers – Acrylic Paint

After spending a little bit of time working on my flower bed this afternoon, I came inside and decided to paint Spring String Flowers – Acrylic Paint being the medium.  And, yes I made these flowers using string.

Spring String Flowers – Acrylic Paint

For my flowers, I used vibrant shades of pink, purple, yellow, green and red. I may have gotten carried away but I just couldn’t stop adding more and more flowers! And, I like the cells that developed during the process.

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Spring Fling Flowers 1, Hand-painted by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Spring Fling Flowers 1 PRINT

Do you love the brightness as much as I do? I painted and played for hours making these flowers….

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Spring Fling Flowers 2, Hand-painted by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Spring Fling Flowers 2 PRINT

Becoming a little bolder in my technique, I painted the background on the next painting and then after it dried, I added more flowers on top. Perhaps a little busy and bold, it’s apply named Flower Overload.

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Flower Overload, Hand-painted by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Flower Overload PRINT

Spring String Flowers – Acrylic Paint

Time to try a slightly different technique. The following painting still has vibrant colors but each flower is more distinctive and several flowers are multi-colored, like a rainbow. I added iridescent glitter on top but it’s not showing up in my photo; perhaps, because the painting is still wet. I hope the glitter shows when it’s dry.

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Colorful Feathered Flowers, Hand-painted by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Colorful Feathered Flowers PRINT

Although shown matted and framed, my Spring String Flower paintings are actually painted on stretch canvas, unframed at this time. If you have any interest in purchasing my art, please contact me for pricing.

Have you worked in your flower bed lately or are you still fighting the cold and snow? We had snow this week but today it really warmed up. I went from a winter coat and gloves this morning to no jacket and working out in my flower bed this afternoon.

That’s how the weather is in Tennessee. Like most states, the weather is completely unpredictable. Our joke has always been, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a bit. It will change.”

Sharing my Art & Photography, one image at a time,

Vickie H. Springer
AvanteArt.com
Tennessee

Facebook Acrylic Pouring Paint Challenge – Planet Unknown

Today, I took the Facebook Acrylic Pouring Paint Challenge – Planet Unknown. I call it Planet Unknown because several of my abstract pour paintings as of late look planet-like. As to the challenge today, there were four reference photos and I was assigned image #2 as shown below…

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Image #2

I knew right out of the gate that I would need to prepare several acrylic paint colors for pouring. Aqua, dark green, light green, yellow, red and black. I am sorry but I am unable to show you my first attempt. Why? I never got a photograph and it was so horrendous that I scraped the paint off the canvas and completely started over.

However, if you look at the bottom right corner of my art shown below, you will see some of the paint (swirls) from the first canvas. I caught these drips of paint in a bowl as I tilted the first canvas and was able to re-pour some of it back onto the canvas again during my second try.

I ended up with a planet-looking piece of art that included a variety of little craters (cells)…

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Planet Unknown, 11″ x 14″ Canvas, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Planet Unknown PRINT

Facebook Acrylic Pouring Paint Challenge – Planet Unknown

I shared my art in the Facebook group and received a kind comment. Breaking news, I just learned that the challenge was started by a rogue moderator who has now been banned from the acrylic pouring group! I guess you can’t just start a group challenge when you’re not actually a moderator for the group. Note to self…..never do that!

Ironically, I recently painted two other art pieces that also look somewhat planet-like. The first one, I’ve named Plenty Good Pink since it reminds me somewhat of Good n’ Plenty candy.

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Plenty Good  Pink, 8 x 10″ Canvas, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Plenty Good Pink PRINT

As to the next piece, I’m not sure where I was going with it but before I knew it, I was embellishing some strange black THING that looked like a wild, alien creature. I’ve named it Space Splash….

Space Splash – 8″ x 10″, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Space Splash PRINT

Facebook Acrylic Pouring Paint Challenge – Planet Unknown

Have I mentioned how much fun it is too paint like this? No matter how I prepare, no matter what I have in mind, I NEVER really know what the end result will be! That’s half the fun.

The paintings above are on stretch canvas (unframed). If you are interested in purchasing any of my work, please email me at avante@neo.rr.com or click on the links shown above.

Sharing my Art & Photography, one image at a time,

Vickie H. Springer
AvanteArt.com
Tennessee

Think Spring Flowers Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting

As the sky brought snow showers, I thought about “Spring Flowers.” Think Spring Flowers Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting was my painting technique for the day. Pour painting is exactly what is says. I pour paint onto canvas. That may sound easy but there are quite a few techniques used in pour painting.

Think Spring Flowers Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting

I already had a pre-painted, purple canvas board available from a few weeks ago. It seemed like a perfect fit for my first attempt at pouring and blowing flowers. I think the dark background made a nice contrast to the Yellow and Purple Power Pansies

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Purple Power Pansies, 11″ x 14″ Canvas Board, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Purple Power Pansies PRINT

Next, I painted Speckled Posies, a trio of flowers in red and pink with yellow centers. I splatter painted the background as shown below…

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Speckled Posies 8″ x 10″ Canvas, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Speckled Posies PRINT

Getting bolder, I went for a combination of flowers. This one I call simply, Fantasy Flowers. As you can see, I mixed up a variety of colors. This one took quite a long time. There are two things I wish I had done differently; 1) used a larger canvas and 2) allowed more white space between each flower.

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Fantasy Flowers 8″ x 10″ Canvas, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Fantasy Flowers PRINT

Thinking spring and Easter coming soon, I attempted to paint Abstract Tulips. Of course, my tulips are somewhat abstract….

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Abstract Tulips 8″ x 10″ Canvas, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Abstract Tulips PRINT

Think Spring Flowers Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting

I couldn’t waste a drop of paint, so I poured one more, large flower and added a sprinkle of glitter. I call this one, Glitter Glam Flower.

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Glitter Glam Flower 8″ x 10″ Canvas, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art

I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had pouring and blowing these flowers! It was a slow and tedious process as my goal was to create purposeful pour paintings. All of these paintings are actually unframed. I simply showed them as if they were framed for the purpose of this post. Most of my flower paintings were photographed while the paint was still wet.

If you have any interest in purchasing any of my acrylic fluid pour paintings, please contact me at avante@neo.rr.com

Sharing my Art & Photography, one image at a time,

Vickie H. Springer
AvanteArt.com
Tennessee

Nature Inspired Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting Blue Green

Sometimes we only have to look to nature to be inspired to create art. Although it is winter, I have a stash of photography from last year to inspire today’s painting, Nature Inspired Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting Blue Green. One thing I love about our new location in Northeastern Tennessee is the vast amount of ever changing blue sky and acre upon acre of green fields and trees that surround us.

Below are two such photos taken last summer and last fall in 2017….

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Photography by Vickie, Avante Art
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Photography by Vickie, Avante Art

Nature Inspired Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting Blue Green

With blue and green being the theme of the day, I poured two paintings. To add a little contrast, I added white and a touch of gold to my acrylic pours. While the abstract result is in contrast to the defined details of nature, my paintings have lots of movement representing fast-moving clouds and swaying trees. The various shades of blue sky from light to dark is punctuated by a vast expanse of cumulous clouds.

Nature inspired, Planet Earth, in abstract form.

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Planet Earth Print 11″ x 14″ Canvas Board, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Planet Earth View PRINT
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Greenbelt 8″ x 10″ Canvas, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Green Belt PRINT

Nature Inspired Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting Blue Green

Considering that we had snowflakes today, it felt good to reflect on my photography and nature’s colors. When the weather is warm, I enjoy sitting on the patio and watching the clouds go by. It’s amazing how fast the sky changes.

When was the last time you looked up and studied the clouds in the sky or paused to watch the trees blow in the breeze? Take a look outside your window today…

Sharing my Art & Photography, one image at a time,

Vickie H. Springer
AvanteArt.com
Tennessee

Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting Purple Green Swirl

Art is about experimenting. Perhaps, that is why I like it so much. I enjoy experimenting with different colors, materials and techniques.  I can use the same colors for each painting and no two paintings will ever ever be the same.  With that said, Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting Purple Green Swirl is today’s theme and the result is Purple Maze and Purple Path.

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Purple Maze 11″ x 14″ Mat Board, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Purple Maze PRINT

Of course, it’s never enough to paint with just two colors. White is nearly always a main stay when pouring paint. White adds a nice contrast to vibrant colors and creates interesting effects. As usual, I poured, tilted and swirled the paint on the canvas to create lava flows of purple and green.

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8×10 Purple Path, Hand-poured by Vickie, Avante Art – PURCHASE Purple Path PRINT

Acrylic Fluid Pour Painting Purple Green Swirl

Purple and green are two of my favorite colors. These were our wedding colors over a decade ago and I’ve never tired of them. In fact, our guest bedroom is decorated in green and purple.

Someone asked me recently, “Why do you like pouring paint so much?” The answer is easy. It’s fun! Seriously though, I enjoy experimenting with a variety of color combinations and pouring on various types of materials from canvas boards to stretch canvas to mat boards. I even poured on a dry erase board the other day.

Every color combination I mix as well as the different techniques I try results in toadally different looks. Did I say, “toadally?” Sorry, that was from our wedding too! “Toadally in Love” was our theme and little frogs decorated our tables.

Anyway, pouring is fast becoming a passion of mine. Do you have a passion for art or crafting?

Sharing my Art & Photography, one image at a time,

Vickie H. Springer
AvanteArt.com
Tennessee