We all love Christmas, and a big part of our love is all the beautiful colours. Warm, fresh, festive and georgeous! This year, I decided to make a couple of paintings to play with the traditional Christmas colours using fluid paint and the swipe technique.

I had to separate the green and red so that it wouldn’t become too muddy. And I used lots of gold and white, evoking the sparkly look of fresh snow. Unfortunately the video doesn’t do the gold paint justice, it doesn’t show all the sparkle and shine that the final painting has.

Of course I had some challenges in the process too. I mix my fluid paint myself and I’ve gotten pretty good at it, but this time I used a new kind of acylic paint that just would not cooperate! Despite all my hard work, the light green got much thicker than needed in the cup while I was busy with the other colours. You can see in the video that I tried to work it on the painting itself. Luckily this paint is transparent so it all worked out in the end.

Another challenge was that I worked on this painting with only one hand while filming with my phone in the other hand. Okay, I know, that was my own fault! Sometimes (maybe too often) I experiment too much, but hey, if you don’t try, you’ll never know!

Despite those little challenges I think the painting turned out beautifully, with all the lovely Christmas colours.

Thank you so much for taking the time to watch the video and read this blog, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what experiments you’ve been doing lately 🙂

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