Enchanted Forest by Lucy Arnold

Enchanted Forest poured acrylic painting

I’ve now done over 30 poured acrylic paintings, and Enchanted Forest is one of my favorites so far.
There are many techniques for poured acrylics, and it’s fun to experiment with new ones. This particular piece was created by “swiping” with a damp paper towel in two directions from a center strip of black. The other colors were already laid down in horizontal bands above and below the black swipe paint. After completing the swipes, I used a thin tool to drag up and down, pulling the paint into lines that resembled thin tree trunks. Since I used the same colors above and below the black swipe area, an the resulting image is sort of a reflection.