Pouring Diluted Flashe Paints

Out of My Comfort Zone: Pouring Flashe Paints, January 2, 2022

I have been trying to pour Flashe paints repeatedly, but today I found the optimal dilution, moved the paint around with a plastic edge, added some diluted sepia ink (acrylic), then LEFT IT ALONE! It has taken all day to dry.

The image on the left will be an abstract background for a realistic bird. I may pour more diluted paint on dry areas to see if it creates a semi-transparent overlay. The image on the right is just experimental pouring on scrap canvas, with some poured white paint forming interesting globules of white.

Flashe Paints are extremely opaque and matte, so it takes alot of dilution (think milk or cream) to get a filmy transparent effect.

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