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  1. Chief, I am so glad you like the poem and the painting. I sit looking at this painting and find all kinds of strange animals and otherworldly creatures. Poured painting is a lot of fun. I am a beginner, following videos on youtube. All the best! Cheryl

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  2. Thank you, Kritika. I am really glad you like the painting and the poem. You are so encouraging! I hope to do some more poured paintings when the weather is cool and dry and I can work outside. They are too messy to do inside.

    This is one of the paintings I did last winter for this house which we moved to in February. I am a beginner with poured paintings, learning on youtube tutorials. They are a lot of fun! Chance plays a big part in how they turn out. Robert and I look at this one and see many different otherworldly-looking creatures.

    The watercolors are a little more stressful, but I will paint in watercolors again and not give up…Have a great day! Cheryl

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  3. the art is truly amazing, love it … thought you were an old hand at it but read above it’s new … well done you!

    Love the poem, so many ‘imagine’ things when they are lonely, especially in the night 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Kate, for your kind and generous comments on my work. Yes, it’s easy to imagine all sorts of things in that situation. My sister reminded me the other day of something my mother used to say, “Most of the things we fear never come to pass.” My father repeated the quote, “A coward dies a thousand deaths; the brave man dies but one.” I still am cautious walking by myself in strange places after dark! Take care. Cheryl

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      1. am most grateful that’s never been an issue for me! My work for years was a clear indicator that most harm comes from close ones … family and friends, rarely a random stranger 🙂

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  4. I recieved you mail yesterday last few days were very busy for me .This busy schedule is going to follow me for more days .Thank you for showing concern and yes i remember your writings so Whenever i get time i will read your blogs.

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    1. Shanyu, thank you for visiting my site and commenting on the painting. I am so glad you liked it! I am a beginner. Poured paintings are easy to do, and there are very good tutorials on youtube. A lot depends on chance, so it is fun and not too stressful…it’s messy, though! Have you tried it? Take care. Cheryl

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      1. It is my absolute pleasure Cheryl. I liked it a lot. And because the paintings are all about the chance, I like it even more. I’m reminded of serendipity every time I see a fluid art painting. To answer your question, I’ve done two of these paintings. One of them is even featured here: https://shanyu.blog/2020/07/19/cosmic-dust-an-ekphrasis/.
        It is not a conventional one though. I tried to have it in a dirty pour instead of going with the flip cup. I so desperately wanted the cells that I actually tried all the possible oils and detergents that I could get my hands on. I did not get noticeable cells, but the painting smelled delicious with all the coconut and almond oil over it😅

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      2. Shanu, I think you may like the metallic paint. used together with nonmetallic paint, I can’t help with the silicone. I can’t use it because of allergies. Have you seen Molly’s Artistry or Gilly Kube in Australia on youtube? They talk a lot about materials. Try Amazon. I don’t know what may be available where you live.

        Cheryl

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    2. Shanyu, I also tried coconut oil without success. Using metallic paints with nonmetallic was fairly successful for me. I am out of paint and have to buy all new paints, so I am crossing my fingers.

      I liked the colors in your painting, and the composition is good, too. Take care, Cheryl

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      1. I certainly haven’t used the metal technique. I actually even thought if using the flame torch but the colors almost faded away. Maybe too much heat.
        Do you have a particular place where you buy you fluid art supplies from? I have looked so much for the silicone oil but cannot seem to find the right one.

        Thank you so visiting the post. I actually didn’t even use a lot of colors as I was going for more of a mixed tone, but yeah, this conversation certainly inspired me to do some more art. Waiting to see more of your works.
        Take care and have a fantastic week.
        Shanyu.

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    1. Thank you Seamless Echo for your kind comment. I appreciate the nomination, but at this stage of my life, I want to devote my limited energy to my writing and to talking with intelligent and creative people on my blog. Please nominate some younger people who may benefit from the competition. I look forward to seeing more posts from you! All the best! Cheryl

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