Todd Tilton

Satisfying Fluid Art – Acrylic Paint Pouring & Daily Abstract Art Therapy

My First YouTube Video

Relaxing acrylic pouring flip cup πŸ₯€ technique for beginners. This satisfying and easy dirty pour method can get lots of beautiful cells.

Relaxing Ring Pour

Check out this calming acrylic ring pour πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ technique for beginners. This abstract and simple layering in a measuring cup creates a special effect.

  • Two Cup Flip & Swipe
    Acrylic pour with two cups flipped followed by several swipes to achieve beach wave 🌊 vibes on the ocean shore. Watch as I nearly ruin this one! Took me a few swipes to achieve the look I was after.
  • Test Tube Acrylic Pour
    Acrylic paint pouring from a test tube πŸ§ͺ with vibrant colors to see if I can get this small 6×6 canvas to pop!
  • Relaxing Ring Pour
    Relaxing acrylic ring pour πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ technique for beginners. In this video I used a measuring cup to pour paint onto the canvas.
  • My First YouTube Video
    Relaxing acrylic pouring flip cup πŸ₯€ technique for beginners. This satisfying and easy dirty pour method can get lots of beautiful cells.

β€œCreate from the Cosmos within.”

Abstract art allows us to create without reference to objects in reality. Reality as we perceive and experience it is subjective anyway. The acrylic pouring technique lets us hold hands with the relative chaos of physics to make something beautiful without needing to control it completely.

Kant

We are acquainted with nothing except our way of perceiving them, which is peculiar to us, and which therefore does not necessarily pertain to every being, though to be sure it pertains to every human being.

Immanuel Kant on his thesis transcendental idealism

There is something freeing about an unexpected outcome. Much like our own DNA and mixing of fluids, we don’t know what will come of every choice we make. Often the decisions we make lead us down paths we couldn’t have foreseen. Yet we still make decisions. This is how I approach fluid art. It is the art of showing up and taking the risks. It is a continual practice to let go of the desired outcome. A constant reminder to make the best of every moment as it arises.

Buddha

When you begin to solidify expectations, you get frustrated because they are not met in the way you had hoped… With no set idea of how something is supposed to be, it is hard to get stuck on things not happening in the time frame you desired. Instead, you are just being there, open to the possibilities of your life.”

Lodro Rinzler, The Buddha Walks into a Bar…: A Guide to Life for a New Generation

Being critical steals my joy of something that has no inherent flaw. Judgement stands in the way of observation. The standards that I have set are only those that I have inherited from others. It is a continual process to observe them and discard them if they do not serve. My gratitude increases for abstract art as it teaches about self and the world around me.

Abstract painting of water reflection

and so art, in so far as it is mirrorlike, reveals us to ourselves…

Arthur Danto, The Artworld

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