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By Carolyn Henderson
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Joyce Klassen's Acrylic Pour Paintings

Talk About Art

 

October 18, 2018

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Acrylic Pour #9

Sometimes, when we're nervous about how a particular endeavor will turn out, we close our eyes and hope for the best.

And while this technique does work now and then, it's not the best plan when you're creating an acrylic pour painting. According to Walla Walla painter Joyce Klassen, it takes "imagination, spontaneity, the willingness to get down and dirty in the process, and the courage of knowing when to quit."

Specifically, you pour a number of different colored acrylic paints in a cup, then quickly turn the cup upside down on the center of the canvas (this is the part where you don't...



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