Acrylic Hammer Smash Lazy Susan

This was done in acrylic paint with a technique called a hammer smash.

My lazy Susan hammer smash was accomplished after quite a few trials and errors, but I finally achieved my goal. I am very happy with the outcome. Fluid art is one of those mediums that has a mind of it’s own, so to speak, but you do need to use your artist eye as well. My extensive back ground in all types of mediums has helped with this process. There are a lot of different variables in getting the paint the right consistency and learning how to multipulate it once you have chosen how you want to deliver it to your substrate.

If you are interested in this form of art I would suggest you watch my video. At the least you should get a laugh or two!

Picture of the painting from the YouTube video
Close up view of pour
Close up view #2

Sedona Fire

Close up view
Inspired by Anne Marie Riderhoff
Close up view

Sedona Fire,resin pour on 8×20 inch tile. I didn’t make a video on this one because there are already a lot of videos out there using this technique. Chris Cross has several as well as Suzana Dancks, and Chris Mather. I am calling this one “Sedona Fire”. It reminds me of the Southwest and the red mountains of Sedona, Az. USA..

This pour was inspired by a video I saw on YouTube by Anne Marie Riderhoff.  These ladies are some of my favorite resin/acrylic artist!  Check their channels out on YouTube..

The colors I used are:
Mica pigments:
Pearl EX antique bronze
Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Teal and brilliant yellow
Golden Fluid’s: Mixed Transparent Pyyrrole Orange & Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
Mixed Hansa Yellow Medium & Teal + a little Peebeo Iridescent yellow-green & Dr. Ph Martin Hydras/Ultra Marine Blue
Black was Dr. Ph Martin carbon black
White was Jacquard alcohol ink, Blanco Blanco. Note: this was the first time I have used an alcohol ink with resin and I will have to say it worked great! Laced really well without much heat.

Resin Art Red Blush Roses

Resin art is my new obsession!  I also have a tutorial on YouTube showing my process. I will put a link at the bottom of this post for those who might be interested in seeing how I accomplished this painting. I had to finish up the painting after I turned the video off because it was getting so long. Resin is a very challenging art form in the respect that is wants to do its own thing. It continues to move till it is set up. In that respect it is hard to control the outcome. I am in the early stages of learning how to use the medium effectively. That is one reason I am videoing my journey. Each time I do a painting I learn so much more about how the medium behaves and how I can work with its unique properties to achieve my vision in resin.. I invite you to come along and learn with me.

Acrylic Pour/Squish video.Purple Garden

If you look close you can see that I have started imbellishing some of the flower stalks with a brush and some acrylic paint.

Quick video describing process of acrylic pour/squish . Plan on imbellishing hidden leaves and flowers with acrylic paints. More in detail videos to come.  This is a great way to create exciting back grounds or leave as is for a very unusual piece of art. There are all kinds of opportunitys with this type of art. I would highly recommend trying it for yourself. It is so much fun as well as being a jumping off point into other forms of art. At the least you will have a barrel of fun so give it a go!!