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Recyling in Art

More and more fluid artists, including myself, are looking for ways to minimize the waste involved in Acrylic Pouring. Acrylic Paint Pouring generally produces more waste compared to, for example, traditional painting.

One way we’ve been able to cut down on the waste created is by using reusable utensils.

Fluid acrylic paint generally forms a circle when poured. That makes pouring a little awkward on a square canvas as the corners are usually the last things to get any paint and most of paint will be lost off there. I cover the corners with the last bits of paint in the cup to limit the amount of paint lost off the corners when pouring.

My way of saving this overflowing paint is to let it drip onto small round timber discs which I source from a furnishing company to safe them from the landfill.

This overflow is the ground layer for the small fluid acrylic paintings available on my website.

I than manipulate the resulting pour changing them into small original paintings as can be seen in the photos below.

Just a few extra lines changes this pour into an abstract portrait
Using negative painting and addig a small sprig of flowers changes the original overflow pour into a ‘Love Nature’ statement
Adding a drawing with a gold Posco gel pen saves this pour by creating a mystic dragon

Each of the small original paintings on these recycled discs was created by saving the excess fluid paint of a larger acrylic pour. And you will find many more of these small originals in my shop www.martablazak.com and at the http://www.artwestcommunitygallery.org.au


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