Underwater Fantasy wip.

by Pearl
(Australia)

Underwater Fantasy

Underwater Fantasy

Hi, this is my first attempt at pouring acrylics, it is a fun thing to do and something I would like to learn. The three primary colours were used heavily diluted with water and the theme is a figment of my imagination.


My question is where do I go from here, does it give the impression of underwater and what to do with the light coloured central area?
Canvas board 12"x 12"

Thank you for looking, cheers Pearl

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nice :)
by: O.O

I love the color pallet and textures, and of course the turtle. Whenever I'm at the point where I know it's not done but I'm unsure of what to do next, I re-evaluate my use of space, and what the focus and lead of the eye is. The negative space in the top left corner can either help you to balance out the photo, or can be a positive empty space helping to frame the figure of the turtle and manipulate the viewers eye. Same thing with the creature outlines in the left bottom portion; they can either help to frame the turtle as the main focus such as they are now, or you can ad a little more solidity and create a longer path for the viewers eyes. It is a dream sequence, and the way that you've shown that in the light, colorful,mysterious feel of it is just beautiful. Hope I said something that can help it along, because I'd love to see it when it's finished.

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My Favorite
by: Anonymous

This is my favorite. The blending of your colours are absolutely remarkable. Thanks for sharing. I am a beginner and look forward to paint like this. Some areas do look underwater as compared to pictures made by my son, a professionl diver.

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Very pretty
by: Jill

I love the turtle too!

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underwater fantasy
by: pearl

Hi Connie, thanks for your comments, I didn't think this site was still active, quite a surprise to get your comment.

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underwater fantasy
by: Connie

I think this painting is beautiful as is. I wouldn't add anyhing. I think it's the simplicity of the subject that allows the colors to stand out. I keep coming back and looking at it over and over.

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YUPO
by: Bev Ontario Canada

Hi Pearl,It is spelled YUPO ,try to GOOGLE it just put in yupo paper.It is really made of a white plastic,in sheets and you can cut it to the size you want .I will put one I did on this site and you can see how it blends I will name it yupo something HA HA messy and fun Hope this helps Bev Oh and I have also done it on canvas like you just water down the paint and see what happens,I should say let it blend. GOOD LUCK BEV

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Underwater
by: Laura

I really love it!! It looks like a blurry vision of underwater sea with the colors being different corals. And the turtle is too cute.

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Yuppo paper
by: Pearl

Hi Bev, thanks for the comments on the painting.
What is YUPPO paper? I live in Australia, I don't think they sell it here, or maybe it is sold under a different name.
Cheers Pearl

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Misty Sea
by: Bev Ontario Canada

Pearl I really like your painting,it is a fun way to work by pouring or dripping the paint you never know what will apear,have you tried yuppo paper,it really rolls around,lot's of fun,great pic for a bathroom ,it is great Bev

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Love it!
by: Lana

I would leave it the way it is. Your painting seems vague, fantastically undefined and, therefore,beautiful. It is very "underwater" to me. Good job indeed, Pearl!

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Pouring Acrylics
by: Pearl

Margaret,I made fairly weak solutions of the three primary colours, wet the board then poured or splashed each colour tilting the board as I did it, so the paint ran where I wanted it to. I also added more water here and there as needed. Hope this helps,try it, it's only paint and canvas, have some fun.
ps. thanks for your comments every one, much appreciated. cheers Pearl

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Great Idea
by: Judith

I'm also learning acrylics. I intend to try your method. And, Yes it does look like it's underwater. For the light color in the middle , add a clam shell... open

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Whimsical
by: Marilyn

I like this. It is very whimsical. Keep doing it.

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More Info
by: Margaret

What a lovely idea and how great it's turned out. Could you explain please - pouring acrylics - ? As in, how exactly do you do it? What happens if you wet that light coloured central area and 'pour' on a suitable colour or shape/fish/whatever?

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More Info
by: Margaret

What a lovely idea and how great it's turned out. Could you explain please - pouring acrylics - ? As in, how exactly do you do it? What happens if you wet that light coloured central area and 'pour' on a suitable colour or shape/fish/whatever?

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underwater fantasy
by: betty

what a lovely painting great idea

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